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Table 2 Questionnaire characteristics of depressed patients at baseline and posttreatment (means and SD (in brackets))

From: Implicit affectivity in clinically depressed patients during acute illness and recovery

VariableDepressed patientsp
BaselinePosttreatment 
BDI-II31.26 (9.69)18.41 (12.26)< .001*
PANAS-PA trait21.79 (6.87)28.56 (8.15)< .001*
PANAS-PA state20.95 (6.82)27.92 (9.66)< .001*
PANAS-NA trait27.15 (7.16)21.93 (6.89)< .001*
PANAS-NA state21.79 (7.96)18.56 (7.32)n.s.
IPANAT-PA2.04 (0.42)2.36 (0.50)< .001*
IPANAT-NA1.90 (0.38)1.78 (0.36)n.s.
  1. * significant at a threshold corrected for multiple comparisons of p < 0.0071 (two-tailed)
  2. BDI-II Beck Depression Inventory II; PANAS-PA Positive Affect Scale of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, trait and state version; PANAS-NA Negative Affect Scale of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, trait and state versions; IPANAT-PA Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test, positive affect; IPANAT-NA Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test, negative affect