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Table 4 Illness perception

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
Brief IPQ dimensions/items Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Total perception 27.8 7.92 24.8 7.49 0.08 36.9 6.69 35 5.84 0.15
Identity 3.63 2.45 3.32 2.45 0.57 6.93 2,26 6.92 2.49 0.93
Consequences 4.26 2.42 4.11 2.92 0.69 8.79 1.52 8.85 1.21 0.86
Personal control 6.05 1.31 6.84 1.53 0.02 6.93 1.38 8.31 1.31 0.00
Treatment control 7.89 1.32 8.53 0.96 0.05 8.93 1.26 8.85 1.57 0.73
Emotional representation 5.12 2.72 5 2.56 0.86 6.39 2.78 6.9 2.36 0.75
Coherence 6 1.70 7.32 1.82 0.00 5.71 2.16 7.75 0.96 0.01
  Effect size (d) IC d 95% Effect size (d) IC d 95%
Inferior Superior Inferior Superior
Total perception − 0.38 − 0.41 − 0.36 − 0.30 − 0.33 − 0.27
Identify − 0.12 − 0.14 − 0.11 −0.00 − 0.02 0.01
Consequences − 0.05 − 0.06 − 0.04 0.04 0.02 0.05
Personal control 0.55 0.53 0.57 1.02 1.01 1.03
Treatment control 0.56 0.54 0.58 −0.05 − 0.07 − 0.04
Emotional representation − 0.04 − 0.06 − 0.02 0.19 0.17 0.22
Coherence 0.75 0.73 0.76 1.30 1.28 1.33
  1. SD standard deviation