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Table 2 Outcome measures over time in 69 adolescents receiving short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy with or without transference work

From: The first experimental study of transference work–in teenagers (FEST–IT): a multicentre, observer- and patient-blind, randomised controlled component study

  Transference work group Non-transference work group Df t p
N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD)
Primary outcome measures
 PFS (Psychodynamic Functioning Scales)
  Pre-treatment 39 61.07 (5.1) 30 61.24 (4.7) 67 .14 .89
  Post-treatment 34 66.94 (6.2) 24 66.79 (6.3) 56 −.09 .93
  One-year follow-up 25 71.02 (5.3) 19 68.48 (6.5) 42 −1.42 .16
Depression measures
 MADRS (Montgomery and Åsberg Depression Rating Scale)
  Pre-treatment 39 21.67 (6.1) 29 24.14 (6.0) 66 1.67 .10
  12 weeks 27 14.33 (7.6) 19 13.58 (7.3) 44 −.34 .74
  20 weeks 21 13.62 (5.9) 15 13.73 (7.4) 34 .52 .96
  Post-treatment 33 12.76 (7.7) 25 11.90 (7.5) 56 −.43 .67
  One-year follow-up 23 7.09 (7.0) 20 12.28 (8.0) 41 2.26 .03
 BDI (Becks Depression Inventory)
  Pre-treatment 35 28.24 (9.7) 28 29.10 (8.4) 61 .39 .71
  12 weeks 28 21.66 (11.7) 19 20.38 (11.7) 45 −.37 .71
  20 weeks 21 19.04 (12.4) 15 20.57 (13.2) 34 .36 .72
  Post-treatment 34 15.45 (11.6) 24 17.21 (14.3) 56 .52 .61
  One-year follow-up 26 8.42 (10.9) 20 14.75 (11.9) 44 1.88 .07