Group

Yoga

Support

Variable

1st day

Follow-up day

1st day

Follow-up day

Depression (CES-D)

33.8 (11.2)

24.32 (14.0)

33.8 (10.0)

24.53 (10.3)

  • Depressed

10.2 (9.6)

6.63 (4.8)

9.6 (3.5)

6.53 (4.1)

  • Somatic/vegetative

10.5 (3.7)

8.03(4.1)

10.7 (3.6)

8.33 (3.6)

  • Positive affect

5.5 (2.1)

4.33 (2.4)

6.5 (2.8)

4.43 (2.3)

  • Interpersonal distress

2.4 (1.8)

2.21 (2.3)

2.6 (2.0)

1.91 (2.1)

Depression (POMS)

26.8 (14.2)

18.82 (14.5)

25.3 (13.0)

17.52 (15.9)

Anxiety (STAI)

55.8 (9.6)

47.33 (12.7)

52.8 (6.9)

47.23 (7.4)

(Superscripts 1p=0.05, 2p=0.005, 3p=0.001)
Table 5: Mean scores (and standard deviations in parentheses) for first day vs. follow-up day (postpartum) effects of yoga vs. support groups.