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Table 11 Mann Whitney U tests testing predicted group differences in help-seeking intentions according to IPQ-O dimensions

From: Testing the psychometric properties of the illness perceptions questionnaire for OCD (IPQ-O)

IPQ-O sub-scale   N Mdn U Z P
Control Received talking therapy for OCD (CBT/other) 279 46 4140.000 −2.641 .008**
Not received previous talking therapy for OCD 40 42    
Planning to seek NHS help in future 47 44 6176.500 −.369 .712
Not planning to seek NHS help in the future 272 46    
Planning to seek ‘other’ help in the future 95 46 10,253.500 −.513 .608
Not planning to seek ‘other’ help in the future 224 45    
Planning to seek ‘private’ help future 35 46 4520.500 −.874 .382
Not planning to seek ‘private’ help future 284 45    
Spectrum Received medication for OCD 244 9 9928.500 −2.065 .039*
Not received medication for OCD 95 9    
Planning to seek NHS help in future 49 9 6584.500 −.826 .409
Not planning to seek NHS help in the future 290 9    
Planning to seek ‘other’ help in the future 100 9 11,937.000 −.016 .987
Not planning to seek ‘other’ help in the future 239 9    
Planning to seek ‘private’ help future 36 8 4376.000 −1.953 .051
Not planning to seek ‘private’ help future 303 9    
Permanence Received medication for OCD 240 45 9543.500 −1.914 .056
Not received medication for OCD 92 43    
Planning to seek NHS help in future 47 48 5126.500 −2.580 .010*
Not planning to seek NHS help in the future 285 44    
Planning to seek ‘other’ help in the future 97 45 11,278.000 −.150 .880
Not planning to seek ‘other’ help in the future 235 44    
Planning to seek ‘private’ help future 35 46 4645.500 −1.029 .304
Not planning to seek ‘private’ help future 297 44    
  1. ** P < 0.01 (2-tailed) * P < 0.05 level (2-tailed)