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Table 3 Relationship between Measures of Stress Load

From: Stress load during childhood affects psychopathology in psychiatric patients

  ELS-events/
ELS-score
PPS-events/
PPS-score
AS-events/
AS-events
PSQ (prenatal stress)    
patients: r s = .53***/.51*** r s = .53***/.56*** r s = .20*/.30**
comparison group: r s = .37*/.45* r s = .54**/.69*** r s = .36*
PDS (traumatic stress)    
patients: r s = .42***/.39*** r s = .57***/.48***/ r s = .31**/.27*
comparison group: n.s. n.s. n.s.
  1. Note. a ELS: Early life stress before the age of 6 years. bPPS: prepubertal stress before the individual onset of puberty. cAS: Adulthood stress between puberty and the current age. PSQ: Prenatal Stress Questionnaire, PDS: Posttraumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale see note of Table 2. Correlations are represented by Spearman's rho. * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001.