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Table 1 Anxiety, depression, and perceived stress scores before and after weight loss

From: Psychiatric morbidities of female obesity before and after dieting: an Egyptian sample

Variable Before weight loss After weight loss Wilcoxon test P value
HADS anxiety 12.1 ± 5.5 8.10 ± 2.9 −4.42 0.0001*
HADS depression 10.20 ± 5.5 7 ± 3.5 −4.26 0.0001*
Perceived stress 24.62 ± 6.47 20.05 ± 4.09 −4.55 0.0001*
  1. *Significant