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Table 3 TRIG grief scores for participants, persons unable to participate, and persons not wanting to participate in bereavement groups

From: The effect of bereavement groups on grief, anxiety, and depression - a controlled, prospective intervention study

  Participants n = 38 (%) Unable to participate n = 25 (%) Did not want to participate n = 61 (%)
Grief score Severe Normal Severe Normal Severe Normal
Pre-intervention n = 112 28 (87) 4 (13) 20 (87) 3 (13) 43 (75) 14 (25)
range 13–35 40–51 16–38 43–61 15–39 44–61
 -Mean TRIG 24.9 44.0 27.2 49.3 29.4 48.8
 -Confidence interval (95 %) 22.2–27.6 36.1–51.9 24.5–30.0 24.2–74.5 27.3–31.4 31.4–51.3
Five weeks post-intervention n = 120 31 (82) 7 (18) 23 (96) 1 (4) 38 (66) 20 (34)
range 13–38 40–54 13–39 40 15–39 40–57
 -Mean TRIG 25.5 44.4 26.6 40.0 29.0 46.7
 -Confidence interval (95 %) 23.1–28.0 40.2–48.6 23.2–30.1   26.6–31.4 44.4–49.0
One year post-intervention n = 119 28 (78) 8 (22) 21 (84) 4 (16) 33 (57) 25 (43)
range 15–39 40–58 13–38 40–50 13–38 41–58
 -Mean TRIG 27.8 45.9 27.2 43.5 28.5 47.6
 -Confidence interval (95 %) 25.2–30.4 40.7–51.1 23.4–31.2 36.4–50. 6 26.3–30.7 45. 6–49.6
  1. p-values are presented in the text