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Table 3 Comparison of outcome variables between baseline and 8 month follow-up

From: The impact of a social prescribing service on patients in primary care: a mixed methods evaluation

Outcomes Control Group Intervention Group
Baseline Follow-up Baseline Follow-up
n Mean (S.D.) n Mean (S.D.) n Mean (S.D.) n Mean (S.D.)
General health scorea 296 3.3 (1.00) 127 3.3 (1.02) 184 2.8 (1.00) 65 2.7 (0.95)
HADS Anxiety score (range 0–21)b 287 8.1 (5.47) 124 7.6 (5.43) 175 11.3 (5.02) 63 11.2 (5.02)
HADS Depression score (scale 0–21)b 295 6.7 (5.22) 124 5.9 (5.22) 174 9.9 (5.08) 64 10.1 (5.06)
HADS score (scale 0–41)b 286 14.8 (9.88) 122 13.4 (9.99) 169 21.1 (9.57) 63 21.3 (9.36)
Wellbeing (past week) (range 0–6) 300 3.6 (1.52) 126 3.9 (1.44) 184 2.8 (1.47) 65 2.8 (1.44)
Active engagement in life score (scale 0–20)c 293 13.7 (3.92) 121 14.1 (3.89) 179 13.5 (3.88) 62 13.5 (3.83)
Number of regular activities (range 0–6) 302 2.8 (2.24) 126 2.9 (2.27) 184 1.9 (1.66) 43 1.3 (1.31)
A&E visits in past 3 months 289 0.3 (0.79) 121 0.5 (1.15)    47 0.3 (0.68)
  1. aGeneral health scores 1 = very bad; 5 = very good. bAnxiety and depression Scores between 0 and 7 in both anxiety and depression scales are considered normal, with 8–10 borderline and 11 or over indicating clinical ‘caseness’. cHeiQ Scale is between 5 and 20: 5 = poorly integrated; 20 = well integrated