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Table 4 Mean score and standard deviation of selected variables at baseline and post-test

From: Feasibility and acceptability of brief individual interpersonal psychotherapy among university students with mental distress in Ethiopia

Variable SRQ-20 score at baseline SRQ-20 score at 8-weeks
M SD T/F P M SD T/F P
Sex        2.02 0.06
Male 12.58 3.29 2.21 0.04 2.00 3.19   
Female 15.67 3.55    4.42 2.64   
Has the problem been present continuously for 2 or more years?        0.58 0.57
No 12.25 3.70 − 2.84 0.01 3.58 3.26   
Yes 16.00 2.70    2.83 3.07   
Ideas of suicide        1.07 0.3
No 12.87 3.50 − 2.36 0.03 3.73 3.45   
Yes 16.22 3.15    2.33 2.40   
Thoughts of harming others in the past month        − 1.2 0.25
No 13.28 3.51 − 2.08 0.05 2.78 2.96   
Yes 16.67 3.27    4.50 3.51   
Marital Status         
Single 14.63 3.85 0.86 0.44 3.26 3.41 0.38 0.69
Married 12.50 0.71    1.50 0.71   
In relationship 12.00 3.46    4.00 1.73   
Perceived cause         
Loss 14.33 4.73 0.26 0.90 3.26 5.51 1.57 0.22
Disagreement 14.88 3.89    4.33 2.00   
Life change 13.11 4.08    2.22 3.07   
Disagreement and life change 15.00 0.00    0.00 0.00   
Loss and life change 14.00 0.00    7.00 0.00   
  1. M = Mean; SD = Standard Deviation; T = T-value for t-test; F = F-value for ANOVA