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Table 2 Comparisons of EPQ and SCL-90 scores between the timely and non-timely return visit groups (M ± SD)

From: Initial adherence by psychiatric outpatients in a general hospital and relevant personal factors

  TRV NTRV t P-value
EPQ
 Psychoticism 53.88 ± 10.19 54.53 ± 10.61 −1.662 0.097
 Extraversion 47.43 ± 11.04 47.95 ± 11.45 −1.208 0.227
 Neuroticism 60.36 ± 11.72 59.73 ± 12.23 1.402 0.639
 Lie 46.49 ± 10.44 46.83 ± 10.24 −0.870 0.384
SCL-90
 Somatization 2.05 ± 0.78 1.99 ± 0.80 2.053 0.040
 Obsessive-compulsive 2.59 ± 0.88 2.55 ± 0.89 1.302 0.193
 Interpersonal sensitivity 2.31 ± 0.92 2.29 ± 0.93 0.477 0.633
 Depression 2.68 ± 0.96 2.65 ± 0.98 0.781 0.435
 Anxiety 2.60 ± 0.93 2.52 ± 0.95 2.234 0.026
 Hostility 2.23 ± 0.91 2.27 ± 0.94 −1.364 0.173
 Phobic anxiety 2.02 ± 0.84 1.93 ± 0.84 2.631 0.009
 Paranoid ideation 2.07 ± 0.89 2.07 ± 0.89 −0.132 0.895
 Psychoticism 2.13 ± 0.80 2.11 ± 0.82 0.628 0.530
 Additional items 2.54 ± 0.82 2.48 ± 0.83 1.919 0.055
  1. TRV timely return visit, NTRV non-timely return visit, SCL-90 symptoms checklist-90, EPQ Eysenck Personality Questionnaire