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Table 3 Comparison of the mean and the median of constructs of couple burnout and effective communication

From: The impact of effective communication skills training on the status of marital burnout among married women

Variable Group Before intervention After intervention 95% confidence interval p value*
Mean/median SD/IQR Mean/median SD/IQR Lower Upper
Physical burnout Experimental 21.51 6.20 17.85 4.75 2.495 4.823 < 0.001
Control 21.19 7.06 22.00 6.51 − 1.236 − 0.040 0.037
p value** 0.817 0.001
(t) 0.233 − 3.382
Emotional burnout Experimental 19.27 6.17 16.00 4.72 2.309 4.244 < 0.001
Control 17.21 6.46 18.40 6.28 − 1.858 − 0.524 0.001
p value** 0.117 0.039
(t) 1.582 − 2.096
Total marital burnout Experimental 60.51 14.96 51.82 11.90 6.343 11.017 < 0.001
Control 57.40 17.26 60.17 16.46 − 4.135 − 1.396 < 0.001
p value** 0.354 0.006
(t) 0.932 − 2.814
Effective communication skills Experimental 85.12 15.86 97.95 14.53 − 15.766 − 9.893 < 0.001
Control 85.91 13.71 85.95 12.47 − 0.852 0.767 0.916
p value** 0.797 < 0.001
(t) − 0.257 4.296
Psychological burnout Experimental 18 7 (16–23) 17 6 (15–21) 0 0.031 0.001****
Control 19 6 (15–21) 20 7 (16–23) 0 0.031 0.002****
p value*** 0.641 0.053
(Z) − 0.466 − 1.933
  1. IQR: Interquartile range
  2. *Paired Samples T-Test, **Independent Samples T-test, ***Mann–Whitney Test, ****Wilcoxon test