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Table 2 Baseline characteristics

From: Acupuncture and physical exercise for affective symptoms and health-related quality of life in polycystic ovary syndrome: secondary analysis from a randomized controlled trial

  Acupuncture (n = 28) Physical exercise (n = 29) Control (n = 15) P Between group
Depression & Anxiety scores     
MADRS-S sum total 10.7 ± 6.2 10.8 ± 9.0 13.8 ± 9.4 ns
BSA-S sum total 13.1 ± 6.4 11.3 ± 6.0 14.6 ± 5.7 ns
SF36 domains     
Physical functioning 88.6 ± 16.4 87.9 ± 15.0 92.3 ± 10.0 ns
Role physical 67.9 ± 33.9 86.2 ± 22.7 76.7 ± 30.6 ns
Role emotional 52.4 ± 43.9 47.1 ± 42.3 37.8 ± 41.5 ns
Social functioning 74.6 ± 21.6 67.2 ± 26.2 67.5 ± 31.3 ns
Mental health 60.3 ± 19.5 60.3 ± 19.9 56.0 ± 23.1 ns
Energy/vitality 44.3 ± 22.0 48.8 ± 23.9 46.6 ± 19.2 ns
Bodily pain 73.4 ± 19.4 71.9 ± 32.6 72.9 ± 23.5 ns
General health perception 56.6 ± 25.2 63.7 ± 18.0 64.6 ± 18.6 ns
SF36 summary scores     
Physical component summary 50.1 ± 9.8 53.1 ± 7.4 54.4 ± 6.1 ns
Mental component summary 35.7 ± 14.2 33.8 ± 12.9 30.8 ± 15.2 ns
PCOSQ     
Emotions 4.7 ± 1.2 4.2 ± 1.1 4.2 ± 1.2 ns
Body hair 4.0 ± 2.2 2.9 ± 1.9 3.3 ± 1.9 ns
Body weight 4.1 ± 2.2 3.3 ± 2.0 3.1 ± 1.7 ns
Infertility 4.2 ± 1.7 3.6 ± 1.6 4.5 ± 1.6 ns
Menstruation 4.1 ± 0.9 3.9 ± 1.2 4.0 ± 1.4 ns
  1. Values are mean ± SD. Between-group differences at baseline were determined with the Kruskal-Wallis test.