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Table 3 Spearman’s correlation coefficients between fear of COVID-19, depression severity and the other variables in former inpatients controlling for age and sex

From: Primary emotions as predictors for fear of COVID-19 in former inpatients with Major Depressive Disorder and healthy control participants

  Fear of COVID-19 95% CI for correlation coefficients Depression severity 95% CI for correlation coefficients
r (pBH) Lower Upper r (pBH) Lower Upper
Depression severity .54(.006)** .26 .74    
Fear of infecting others with coronavirus .60(.001)** .34 .77 .35(.119) .03 .61
Financial hardships due to pandemic .51(.011)* .22 .72 .12(.628) −.21 .42
Fear of unemployment due to pandemic .38(.097) .06 .62 .20(.360) −.13 .49
Stress due to social distancing .40(.068) .09 .64 .29(.194) −.04 .56
Stress due to restrictions with respect to leisure time activities .35(.119) .03 .60 .07(.779) −.26 .38
Psychological strain due to other circumstances .21(.350) −.12 .50 .69(< .001)*** .47 .83
Suppression .31(.184) −.02 .57 .21(.350) −.12 .21
Reappraisal −.26(.263) −.54 .07 −.47(.018)* −.69 −.17
  1. Note. pBH refers to p-values (two-tailed) controlled for FDR. Depression severity, suppression and reappraisal during the pandemic. * pBH < .05, ** pBH < .01, *** pBH < .001. COVID-19: coronavirus disease 2019