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Table 3 The Means and Standard Deviations for the Anxiety Scores in Children Across Two Time Periods and Emotional Manifestation Scores between the Experimental and Control Groups

From: Play interventions to reduce anxiety and negative emotions in hospitalized children

  Mean, SD
  Experimental Control
  Ages 3-7 (n = 103) Ages 8-12 (n = 79) Ages 3-7 (n = 51) Ages 8-12 (n = 71)
Anxiety scores:
 Baseline 6.7, 2.4 22.5, 4.3 6.9, 2.5 23.1, 4.5
 Post-interventions 3.9, 1.7 19.3, 3.8 6.3, 2.4 22.7, 4.3
Emotional Manifestation scores 9.4, 1.9 10.8, 2.7 12.6, 3.4 13.7, 3.8