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Table 2 Repeated measure ANOVAs exploring group differences in mood state and experiences of working with people with dementia

From: The effect of foot massage on long-term care staff working with older people with dementia: a pilot, parallel group, randomized controlled trial

Dependent variable Total scores (σ) Effect of group
  Pre-intervention Post-intervention    
  Foot massage Silent resting Overall Foot massage Silent resting Overall F-Value Significance (p=) Partial eta squared (η2)
POMS-Bipolar 53.63 47.11 50.20 53.91 46.52 50.02 5.59 0.03* 0.25
  (7.49) (6.62) (7.61) (7.76) (5.02) (7.33)    
SEWDRQ 58.56 49.48 53.78 56.11 48.75 52.24 4.24 0.06 0.20
  (10.75) (10.14) (11.15) (8.22) (6.89) (8.25)    
  1. Notes. Total n=19; Foot massage n=9; Silent resting n=10; *p<0.05; σ = Standard Deviation; POMS-Bipolar=Profile of Mood States- Bipolar; SEWDRQ=Staff Experience of Working with Demented Residents’ Questionnaire; Increases in POMS-Bipolar total scores indicate increased positive mood state; Increases in SEWDRQ total scores indicate greater satisfaction with working with people with dementia.