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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the control, good-insight and poor-insight groups

From: Executive functions and insight in OCD: a comparative study

  Control
n/Mean ± SD
Good insight
n/Mean ± SD
Poor insight
n/Mean ± SD
Chi-Square/ F-test p Cohen’s
D/F/W
n 53 37 (65%) 20 (35%)    
Sex
male 23 19 15 5.814 0.055 W = 0.23
female 30 18 5
Age (years) 33.0 ± 11.8 31.1 ± 11.7 33.1 ± 14.6 0.242 0.785 F = 0.07
Education (years) 14.2 ± 3.2 11.9 ± 2.6 13.2 ± 5.0 4.981 0.009 F = 0.31
Mild depression
yes 1 (1.8%) 5 (13.5%) 4 (20%) 7.084 0.029 W = 0.25
no 52 32 16
Agoraphobia
yes 2 (3.7%) 2 (5.4%) 0 (0%) 1.088 0.580  
no 51 35 20 W = 0.10
Schizoid personality
yes 0 0 1 (5.0%) 4.541 0.103 W = 0.20
no 53 37 19
Y-BOCS total score 25.4 ± 13.3 23.7 ± 11.2 0.227 0.636 D = 0.13
Y-BOCS obsession 12.8 ± 6.7 12.4 ± 5.4 0.042 0.839 D = 0.06
Y-BOCS compulsion 12.7 ± 6.8 11.2 ± 6.5 0.576 0.451 D = 0.22
Psychotropics
yes 0 (0.0%) 32 (86.5%) 16 (80.0%) 79.422 ≤0.001 W = 0.85
no 53 5 2