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Table 3 Description of depression, anxiety and stress symptoms

From: A psychosocial perspective of medication side effects, experiences, coping approaches and implications for adherence in hypertension management

Psychological condition Normal Mild Moderate Severe Extremely severe
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Depression 358 (89.50) 25 (6.25) 12 (3.00) 4 (1.00) 1 (0.25)
Anxiety 129 (32.25) 46 (11.50) 140 (35.00) 44 (11.50) 41 (10.25)
Stress 259 (64.75) 59 (14.75) 52 (13.00) 26 (6.50) 4 (1.00)
  1. Group 1 (no/low symptoms) = normal + mild; group 2 (presence of symptoms) = moderate + severe + extremely severe