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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Exercise therapy for Stress-related mental disorder, a randomised controlled trial in primary care

  PEP
(N = 46)
Care as usual
(N = 56)
p value
Demographics    
Age in years (SD) 43.7 (9.6) 42.5 (10.4) 0.56
% Female 61 57 0.70
Psychopathology (SD)    
4DSQ Distress dimension 21.7 (6.1) 19.7 (7.3) 0.15
4DSQ Depression dimension 3.7 (3.1) 3.0 (3.0) 0.26
4DSQ Anxiety dimension 6.6 (5.4) 4.3 (4.5) 0.02
4DSQ Somatisation dimension 13.3 (6.5) 10.8 (5.0) 0.03
Quality of life (SD)    
SF-36 score general health 49.9 (20.6) 53.7 (20.5) 0.35
SF-36 Mental Health 39.8 (18.4) 45.0 (17.7) 0.14
SF-36 Social Functioning 47.4 (28.5) 48.3 (25.2) 0.86
SF-36 Role Functioning 21.0 (36.8) 23.4 (35.9) 0.74
  1. PEP = Physical Exercise Programme; 4DSQ = 4-dimensional symptom questionnaire; SF-36 = short form 36-item version; SD = standard deviation.