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Table 1 Baseline demographic and personality characteristics of the subjects

From: Sensitization of catastrophic cognition in cognitive-behavioral therapy for panic disorder

  Cognitively sensitized (N = 11) Cognitive responding (N = 52) No-response in cognition (N = 16) Drop-out from treatment (N = 16)
Female 6(54.5%) 34 (65.4%) 13(81.3%) 12(75.0%)
With agoraphobia 10(90.9%) 49(94.2%) 14(87.5%) 15(93.8%)
Mean age (SD)a 37.5(13.3) 35.0(9.7) 38.9(14.4) 34.5(11.4)
Mean age at onset of PD (SD)a 28.3(13.8) 29.8(9.7) 39.9(12.8) 29.1(9.4)
Mean yeas of duration of panic disorder (SD)a 9.2(12.1) 5.2(5.1) 9.1(11.7) 5.4(6.2)
Severity of panic disorder: PDSSb total score at baseline (SD)a 11.1(4.1) 13.2(4.7) 9.3(4.5) 12.5(4.9)
Medication at start of CBT session     
   Antidepressants 9(81.8%) 31(59.6%) 9(56.3%) 7(43.8%)
   Benzodiazepines 5(45.5%) 9(17.3%) 3(18.8%) 2(12.5%)
NEO-FFIc(SD)     
   Neuroticism 22.6(11.8) 28.1 (7.6) 22.3(9.4) 27.5(8.7)
   Extraversion 25.6(11.0) 25.6(6.7) 28.3(9.6) 26.2(10.3)
   Openness 25.2(9.4) 27.6(5.9) 26.1(5.6) 30.4(5.8)
   Agreeableness 31.6(10.6) 32.1(7.2) 36.7(6.1) 30.4(5.1)
   Conscientiousness 24.8(12.4) 28.6(6.7) 27.5(8.0) 28.3(9.3)
  1. No significant differences for all comparisons.
  2. a:SD = Standard Deviation b:PDSS = Panic Disorder Severity Scale
  3. c:NEO-FFI = NEO-Five Factor Inventory