Table 2

Psychosomatic diagnoses: percentages of affected patients for each diagnosis
AN-R AN-BP Total sample Chi-square p
% (N) % (N) % (N)
Illness denial 61.8% (47) 65.6% (21) 63% (68) 0.138 0.710
Alexithymia 52.6% (40) 59.4% (19) 54.6% (59) 0.413 0.520
Demoralization 43.4% (33) 62.5% (20) 49.1% (53) 3.280 0.071
Functional symptoms 38.2% (29) 50% (16) 41.7% (45) 1.299 0.254
Type A behaviour 35.5% (27) 43.8% (14) 38% (41) 0.647 0.421
Irritable mood 30.3% (23) 50% (16) 36.1 (39) 3.802 0.051
Conversion symptom 21.1% (16) 28.1% (9) 23.1% (25) 0.633 0.426
Health anxiety 25% (19) 18.8% (6) 23.1% (25) 0.494 0.482
Anniversary reaction 7.9% (6) 18.8% (6) 11.1% (12) 2.687 0.101
Persistent somatization 9.2% (7) 12.5% (4) 10.2% (11) 0.266 0.606
Disease phobia 5.3% (4) 12.5% (4) 7.4% (8) 1.719 0.190
Thanatophobia 6.6% (5) 6.3% (2) 6.5% (7) 0.004 0.949

Abbate-Daga et al.

Abbate-Daga et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:14   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-14

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