Table 6

Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) scores of self-blaming and non-self-blaming mothers

Mean (95% CI) HADS anxiety scoreIndependent t test for HADS anxiety scoreMean (95% CI) HADS depression scoreIndependent t test for HADS depression score
Overwhelming self-blame (n=3)17.0 (14.5 to 19.5)t (19)=−3.91, p<0.00118.3 (15.5 to 21.2)t (19)=−3.68, p<0.002
Moderate or no self-blame (n=18)9.9 (8.4 to 11.5)8.8 (6.6 to 11.0)