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Table 3 Comparison of pre-and post-intervention scores for somatic items on the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire

From: Brief internet-based cognitive behavior therapy program with a supplement drink improved anxiety and somatic symptoms in Japanese workers

  Pre Post t-value (df = 47)
Mean SD Mean SD
I have felt dizzy 1.33 0.63 1.25 0.53 0.85
I have experienced joint pains 1.23 0.52 1.31 0.62 −0.85
I have experienced headaches 1.58 0.65 1.50 0.65 0.81
I have had a stiff neck and/or shoulders 2.40 1.01 2.31 1.06 0.78
I have had lower back pain 1.83 0.95 1.56 0.87 2.22*
I have had eye strain 2.58 0.96 2.48 0.90 0.90
I have experienced heart palpitations or shortness of breath 1.21 0.46 1.25 0.60 −0.44
I have experienced stomach and/or intestine problems 1.75 0.96 1.75 0.84 0.00
I have lost my appetite 1.21 0.41 1.31 0.59 −1.40
I have experienced diarrhea and/or constipation 1.63 0.96 1.83 0.88 −1.49
I haven’t been able to sleep well 1.48 0.58 1.48 0.68 0.00
  1. *p < .05