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Table 2 Comparison of NRS, SDS, and SAS scores between the three groups of patients before and after intervention

From: The effect of music therapy on pain, anxiety and depression in patients after coronary artery bypass grafting

ScoresGroup AGroup BGroup CP value
NRS
 pretest7.3 ± 1.97.1 ± 1.67.2 ± 2.00.832
 posttest4.2 ± 2.1*7.2 ± 1.8#7.4 ± 1.9#0.013
SDS
 pretest58.6 ± 10.460.8 ± 12.862.2 ± 13.60.761
 posttest46.3 ± 9.3*59.3 ± 14.1#62.9 ± 11.8#0.022
SAS
 pretest64.6 ± 13.863.2 ± 14.962.1 ± 12.70.846
 posttest54.3 ± 11.6*60.5 ± 15.5#62.6 ± 13.9#0.034
  1. # means P < 0.05 compared with group A
  2. * means P < 0.05 compared with before music therapy