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Table 2 BDI-II and PSS scores at baseline and 6 months in the lifestyle intervention and usual care control groups

From: Effects of an exercise and hypocaloric healthy eating intervention on indices of psychological health status, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis regulation and immune function after early-stage breast cancer: a randomised controlled trial

  Intervention group   Control group  
  Baseline Follow up Δ Baseline Follow up Δ
BDI-II 11.3 (7.6) 5.1 (4.9) −6.1 (6.9)** 10.2 (5.5) 7.9 (6.0) −2.3 (5.8)*
PSS 22.9 (7.2) 18.2 (7.7) −4.8 (7.9)** 21.5 (5.6) 19.5 (6.8) −1.9 (6.8)
  1. BDI-II, Beck depression inventory-II; PSS, perceived stress scale; Δ, change from the baseline score; *P <0.05; **P <0.01 in comparison with baseline (within groups).