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Table 2 Personality organization in the different groups of anxiety disorders (n = 113)

From: Personality functioning in anxiety disorders

  Phobias
(n = 28)
Panic disorder
(n = 47)
GAD
(n = 22)
Controls
(n = 16)
ANOVA
(including controls)
ANOVA
(without controls)
Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.) F df p a F df p a
STIPO dimensions
 Identity 2.79 (±0.83) 2.62 (±0.85) 2.64 (±0.95) 1.25 (±0.45) 13.88 3 <.001 0.35 3 .70
 Object relations 2.68 (±0.86) 2.51 (±0.98) 2.45 (±0.91) 1.44 (±0.63) 7.34 3 <.001 0.43 3 .66
 Primitve defenses 2.86 (±0.85) 2.70 (±0.98) 2.77 (±0.92) 1.19 (±0.40) 15.01 3 <.001 0.27 3 .78
 Coping/ rigidity 3.43 (±0.69) 3.04 (±0.81) 3.36 (±0.79) 1.56 (±0.51) 25.03 3 <.001 2.65 3 .08
 Aggression 1.89 (±0.88) 2.09 (±0.91) 2.05 (±1.09) 1.00 (±0.00) 6.53 3 <.001 0.38 3 .69
 Moral values 1.61 (±0.69) 1.60 (±0.71) 1.68 (±0.95) 1.19 (±0.54) 1.64 3 .19 0.10 3 .91
 Reality testing and perceptual distortions 2.04 (±1.04) 2.26 (±1.01) 1.86(±1.04) 1.13 (±0.34) 5.66 3 .001 1.18 3 .31
 Total score 3.68 (±0.95) 3.60 (±1.04) 3.55 (0.96) 1.50 (±0.63) 22.52 3 <.001 0.12 3 .89
  1. GAD generalized anxiety disorder, ANOVA analysis of variance, STIPO Structured Interview for Personality Organization
  2. aBonferroni corrected, level of significance p < 0.006