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Table 3 Perceived stress and current health status

From: Brief intervention for stress management and change in illness perception among hypertensive and normotensive workers: pilot study and protocol

  Hypertensive Normotensive
Pre Post Sig Pre Post Sig
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Perceived stress 23.45 6.44 21.83 7.80 0.05 22.83 8.24 19.08 6.58 0.03
Health status 6.89 0.83 7.56 0.85 0.01 7.86 0.86 8.23 0.93 0.27
  Effect size (d) IC d 95% Effect size (d) IC d 95%
Inferior Superior Inferior Superior
Perceived stress − 0.22   − 0.25 − 0.21 − 0.65 − 0.68 − 0.63
Current health status 0.79   0.79 0.82 − 0.01 − 0.00 0.03
  1. SD standard deviation