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Table 2 Background characteristics of study participants, (N = 12)

From: A journey through chaos and calmness: experiences of mindfulness training in patients with depressive symptoms after a recent coronary event - a qualitative diary content analysis

  Median IQRb
Age, years 62 56–63
Female/Male (n) 4/8
Index eventa (n)
 MI 10  
 PCI 1  
 CABG 1  
Working (y/no) 7/5
Retired (yes/no) 2/10
Smoking (yes/no) 1/11
Hypertension (yes/no) 11/1
Diabetes mellitus (yes/no) 2/10
Antidepressants (yes/no) 2/10
Depressive symptomsc
 Range 0–60 20 15–24
Anxietyd
 Range 0–21 8 5–11
Self-rated daily practicee
 Min per day 15 5–25
  1. aMI myocardial infarction, PCI percutaneous coronary intervention, CABG coronary artery by-pass graft surgery
  2. bIQR inter quartile range
  3. cCentre for epidemiological studies depression scale (CES-D) prior to MBSR
  4. dGeneralized anxiety disorder 7 scale (GAD-7) prior to MBSR
  5. eAssessed by self-report questionnaires after MBSR