Table 4

Comparison of clinical and assessment variables among groups
Moderate psychosomatic group Somatization group Severe psychosomatic group F F Sign p Group 1 vs Group 2 p Group 2 vs Group 3 p Group 1 vs Group 3
Group 1 (N = 53) mean ± SD Group 2 (N = 28) mean ± SD Group 3 (N = 27) mean ± SD
BMI 14.6 ± 1.9 16.1 ± 3.3 14.1 ± 2.7 4.88 0.009 0.037 0.012 1.000
EDI-2
Bulimia 2.8 ± 4.7 6.3 ± 6.1 2.5 ± 2.4 5.31 0.007 0.010 0.021 1.000
Body
dissatisfaction 11.12 ± 7 16.8 ± 6.7 12 ± 5.6 6.0 0.004 0.003 0.046 1.000
Ineffectiveness 7.5 ± 7.1 15.9 ± 8.5 11.0 ± 6.9 10.11 0.001 0.001 0.089 0.189
Perfectionism 4.6 ± 3.6 7.4 ± 4.7 6.4 ± 5.1 3.84 0.025 0.030 1.000 0.296
Interoceptive
awareness 8.7 ± 7.3 17.8 ± 8.1 10 ± 6.8 12.27 0.001 0.001 0.002 1.000
Asceticism 5.9 ± 4.1 11.2 ± 6.4 8.4 ± 5.1 8.85 0.001 0.001 0.201 0.152
Impulsiveness 4.2 ± 5.1 13.8 ± 7 6.6 ± 4 24.5 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.251
Social insecurity 6.5 ± 4.9 12 ± 5.7 8.6 ± 4.2 9.5 0.001 0.001 0.078 0.277
BSQ 89 ± 34.2 140.6 ± 40.4 93.2 ± 42.8 8.33 0.001 0.001 0.006 1.000
TCI
Self-Directedness 24.8 ± 9.9 16.6 ± 5.2 24.2 ± 8.2 8.19 0.001 0.001 0.009 1.000
BDI 12.3 ± 6.9 21.9 ± 6.6 14.7 ± 5.5 16.71 0.001 0.001 0.002 0.569
Duration of illness (years) 7.9 ± 8.8 7.8 ± 6.1 12.6 ± 9.1 3.25 0.043 1.000 0.108 0.049

Legend:

BMI: Body Mass Index.

EDI-2: Eating Disorder Inventory-2.

BSQ: Body Shape Questionnaire.

TCI: Temperament and Character Inventory.

BDI: Beck Depression Inventory.

Abbate-Daga et al.

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

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