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Table 4 Responsiveness of the EAC, BACQ and GHQ-20 in the VTP§ (n = 26) and the SMP§ (n = 66)

From: Emotion regulation in patients with rheumatic diseases: validity and responsiveness of the Emotional Approach Coping Scale (EAC)

  Baseline Follow-up Change scores SRM
  mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD)  
EAC processing     
   VTP (4 months) 3.12 (0.60) 3.39 (0.64) - 0.27 (0.58)* 0.47
   SMP (1 week) 2.83 (0.66) 2.93 (0.66) - 0.10 (0.52) 0.19
EAC expression     
   VTP (4 months) 2.69 (0.64) 3.06 (0.56) - 0.37 (0.53)** 0.70
   SMP (1 week) 2.76 (0.63) 2.82 (0.57) - 0.06 (0.45) 0.13
BACQ total     
   VTP (4 months) 3.41 (0.42) 3.55 (0.46) - 0.14 (0.35) 0.40
   SMP (1 week) 3.14 (0.44) 3.22 (0.45) - 0.08 (0.36) 0.22
GHQ-20     
   VTP (4 months) 24.88 (9.40) 16.23 (9.33) 8.65 (11.80)** 0.73
   SMP (1 week) 22.94 (9.96) 17.55 (8.89) 5.39 (7.15)** 0.75
  1. § VTP = the Vitality Training Program, SMP = the Self Mangement Program
  2. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.001, Values refer to statistical differences in mean scores between T1 and T2
  3. SD = Standard deviation
  4. SRM = Standardized Response Mean