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Table 1 Changes in anger (SCID-II), domineering interpersonal problems (IIP), Hostility (SCL-90) and paranoia (DSM and SCL-90)

From: A randomised controlled trial of mentalization-based treatment versus structured clinical management for patients with comorbid borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder

  Anger (DSM) Domineering (IIP) Hostility (SCL-90)
Unadjusted observed mean (SD) Unadjusted observed mean (SD) Unadjusted observed mean (SD)
MBT SCM t MBT (n = 21) SCM (n = 19) t MBT (n = 21) SCM (n = 19) t
Baseline 2.76 (n = 21) (0.62) 2.68 (n = 19) (0.75) -0.36 -0.12 (0.77) -0.33 (0.40) -0.10 1.73 (1.20) 2.04 (1.04) 0.88
6 months       -0.16 (0.73) -0.16 (0.45) -0.02 1.67 (1.08) 1.86 (0.87) 0.61
12 months       -0.18 (0.69) -0.23 (0.41) -0.30 1.43 (0.96) 1.88 (0.78) 1.60
18 months 1.25 (n = 8) (0.46) 2.00 (n = 8) (0.93) 2.05* -0.22 (0.43) -0.06 (0.46) 1.06 0.85 (0.60) 1.57 (0.69) 3.53***
  Adjusted model coefficients (95 % CI)a Adjusted model coefficients (95 % CI)b Adjusted model coefficients (95 % CI)b
Model: Wald χ2 35.56*** (df = 3)a 3.51 (df = 4) 54.83*** (df = 5)
Linear change (both groups) -0.23* (-0.41, -0.04) 0.07 (-0.10, 0.24) -0.48** (-0.84, -0.12)
Quadratic change (both groups)    0.00 (-0.05, 0.05) -0.17* (-0.32, -0.02)
Differential linear change (MBT) -0.28* (-0.54, -0.02)) -0.11 (-0.22, 0.05) -0.27 (-0.54, 0.01)
Group differences at 18 months -0.75* (-1.41, -0.09) -0.13 (-0.41, 0.16) -0.60** (-1.02, -0.18)
  Paranoia (SCL-90) Paranoid ideation (DSM)  
  Unadjusted observed mean (SD) Unadjusted observed mean (SD)   
  MBT (n = 21) SCM (n = 19) t MBT SCM t   
Baseline 1.86 (1.03) 1.94 (0.72) 0.29 2.14 (n = 21) (0.91) 2.05 (n = 19) (0.97) -0.30   
6 months 1.62 (0.99) 2.00 (0.80) 1.24        
12 months 1.52 (1.00) 1.81 (0.78) 1.02        
18 months 0.85 (0.57) 1.47 (0.70) 3.06** 1.00 (n = 8) (0.00) 1.88 (n = 8) (0.99) 2.50**   
  Adjusted model coefficients (95 % CI)c Adjusted model coefficients (95 % CI)d   
Model: Wald χ2 22.77*** (df = 3) 22.77*** (df = 3)   
Linear change (both groups) -0.12 (-0.29, -0.05) -0.12 (-.029, 0.05)   
Differential linear change (MBT) -0.29* (-0.53, -0.36) -0.28* (-0.53, –0.04)   
Group differences at 18 months -0.75* (-1.51, -0.01) -0.75* (-1.51, 0.01)   
  1. MBT Mentalization-Based Treatment, SCM Structured Clinical Management, t t-test for independent samples, χ2 chi-squared, CI confidence interval, df degrees of freedom
  2. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001
  3. afixed-effects linear regression
  4. bmixed-effects linear regression with random intercept
  5. cmixed-effects linear regression with random intercept
  6. dmixed-effects linear regression with random slope