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Table 8 Baseline self-assessed health status characteristics in the four different treatment combinations.

From: Hearing aid effectiveness after aural rehabilitation - individual versus group (HEARING) trial: RCT design and baseline characteristics

Characteristic I-I G-I I-G G-G p-value
SF-12      
   PCS (mean score ± SD) 34.2 ± 8.1
(160)
35.0 ± 8.3
(153)
34.2 ± 7.9
(154)
35.1 ± 8.3
(151)
0.64
   MCS(mean score ± SD) 44.6 ± 9.2
(160)
44.3 ± 8.8
(153)
44.2 ± 10.7
(154)
43.7 ± 9.5
(151)
0.86
SIC (mean score ± SD) 6.2 ± 3.4
(164)
6.3 ± 3.3
(160)
6.4 ± 3.5
(159)
6.1 ± 3.3
(161)
0.90
PHQ      
   % with Major Depression 11.2
(161)
13.6
(155)
15.1
(159)
12.7
(157)
0.77
   % with Other Depression 5.0
(161)
6.5
(155)
4.4
(159)
7.0
(157)
0.72
   % with Panic 11.8
(161)
9.0
(155)
12.6
(159)
15.9
(157)
0.32
   % with Anxiety 8.7
(161)
10.3
(155)
12.6
(159)
10.8
(157)
0.73
   % with Excessive Alcohol 13.7
(161)
9.7
(155)
17.1
(158)
7.7
(156)
0.05
  1. Number of participants shown in parentheses.
  2. MCS = mental component score, PCS = physical component score, PHQ = Patient Health Questionnaire, SD = standard deviation, SF-12 = SF-12 Health Survey, SIC = Seattle Index of Co-morbidity,