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Table 3 The distribution of the BSRS-5 between the community, general medical and psychiatric group

From: The five-item Brief-Symptom Rating Scale as a suicide ideation screening instrument for psychiatric inpatients and community residents

Items Community Medical Psychiatric ANOVA Tukey Post Hoc Test
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)   
Anxiety .32 (.66) .83 (1.00) 1.86 (1.24) F = 466.13 Community < Medical MD = -.51, p < .001**
     p < .001** Community < Psych MD = -1.51, p < .001**
      Psych > Medical MD = 1.03, p < .001**
Anger .48 (.77) .74 (.98) 1.89 (1.31) F = 362.14 Community < Medical MD = -.27, p < .001**
     p < .001** Community < Psych MD = -1.41, p < .001**
      Psych > Medical MD = 1.14, p < .001**
Depression .42 (.73) .83 (1.03) 2.00 (1.38) F = 425.41 Community < Medical MD = -.41,p < .001**
     p < .001** Community < Psych MD = -1.59, p < .001**
      Psych > Medical MD = 1.17, p < .001**
Inferior .35 (.73) .48 (.89) 1.60 (1.40) F = 305.63 Community < Medical MD = -.21, p < .001**
     p = < .001** Community < Psych MD = -1.24, p < .001**
      Psych > Medical MD = 1.12, p < .001**
Insomnia .46 (.86) 1.21 (1.29) 2.24 (1.33) F = 423.71 Community < Medical MD = -.75, p < .001**
     p < .001** Community < Psych MD = -1.78, p < .001**
      Psych > Medical MD = 1.03,p < .001**
Suicide .07 (.38) .22 (.66) 1.23 (1.39) F = 393.52 Community < Medical MD = -.14, p < .001**
     p < .001** Community < Psych MD = -1.51, p < .001**
      Psych > Medical MD = 1.01, p < .001**
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01; MD = mean difference