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Table 3 Changes in mood (anxiety and depression) and general symptom distress (GSI)

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

  Anxiety (SCL-90) Depression (BDI) GSI (SCL-90)
  Unadjusted observed mean (SD) Unadjusted observed mean (SD) Unadjusted observed mean (SD)
  MBT (n = 21) SCM (n = 19) t MBT (n = 21) SCM (n = 19) t MBT (n = 21) SCM (n = 19) t
Baseline 1.83 (0.91) 2.18 (0.82) 1.30 27.51 (11.42) 30.58 (7.51) 0.99 1.75 (0.74) 2.01 (0.55) 1.25
6 months 1.83 (0.85) 2.28 (0.89) 1.62 24.68 (10.45) 29.00 (8.06) 1.45 1.73 (0.80) 2.03 (0.67) 1.29
12 months 1.59 (1.02) 2.05 (0.80) 1.61 19.19 (11.18) 26.56 (8.71) 2.31** 1.52 (0.87) 2.00 (0.66) 1.91*
18 months 1.00 (0.67) 1.62 (0.75) 2.74** 13.14 (7.25) 21.99 (9.20) 3.39*** 0.96 (0.52) 1.57 (0.63) 3.37***
  Adjusted model coefficients (95 % CI)a Adjusted model coefficients (95 % CI) Adjusted model coefficients (95 % CI)
Model: Wald χ2 54.07*** (df = 4) 92.30*** (df = 3)a 87.16*** (df = 5)b
Linear change (both groups) -0.61*** (-0.86, -0.36) -2.82*** (-4.05, -1.59) -.060*** (-0.90, -0.29)
Quadratic change (both groups) -0.14*** (-0.21, -0.07)    -0.18** (-0.32, -0.05)
Differential linear change (MBT) -0.08 (-0.24, -0.08) -2.04* (-4.74, -0.34) -0.15 (-0.34, 0.04)
Group differences at 18 months -0.59* (-1.07, -0.12) -8.96*** (-14.27, -3.65) -0.47** (-0.79, -0.15)
  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. amixed-effects linear regression with random intercept
  4. bmixed-effects linear regression with random slope