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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patients scheduled for coronary angiography in the short text messaging, DVD, and control groups

From: Efficacy of education delivery through multimedia and text messaging on the psychological parameters of patients scheduled for coronary angiography: a single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial

Qualitative variables SMSa (n = 40) DVDb (n = 40) Control (n = 40) Total sample (%) P-value
Sex no. (%)
 Female 19 (5.47) 18 (45.00) 17 (5.42) 54 (45.00) 0.90
 Male 21 (5.52) 22 (55.00) 23 (5.57) 66 (55.00)
Marital status no. (%)
 Married 36 (90.00) 36 (90.00) 35 (5.87) 107 (89.20) 0.87
 Single 1 (5.20) 0 (0.00) 1 (5.20) 2 (1.70)
 Widowed 3 (5.70) 4 (10.00) 4 (10.00) 11(9.20)
Educational level no. (%)
 Elementary school 13 (5.32) 15 (5.37) 16 (40.00) 34 (36.60) 0.51
 Middle school 3 (5.70) 5 (5.12) 5 (5.12) 13 (10.80)
 High school 5 (5.12) 3 (5.70) 7 (5.17) 15 (12.50)
 Diploma 11 (5.27) 10 (25.00) 8 (20.00) 29 (24.20)
 Associate degree 3 (5.70) 4 (10.00) 3 (5.70) 10 (8.30)
 Bachelor’s degree and higher 5 (5.12) 3 (5.70) 1 (5.20) 9 (7.00)
Age
 Mean ± SD 54.92 ± 9.6 56 ± 9.06 54.55 ± 10.39 0.78
  1. aShort message service
  2. bMultimedia content is stored on a DVD