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Table 3 Mean similarity between raters on matched and mismatched whole case formulations, predisposing events, and Inferred mechanisms, rated on a Likert scale from 1 to 7

From: Psychodynamic case formulations without technical language: a reliability study

  Ratersa Mean
Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3
1 2 3 4 5 6
Whole formulation
 Matched 4.6 4.7 4.5 4.2 4.5 4.9 4.6*
 Mismatched 1.5 2.0 2.1 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.9*
Predisposing events
 Matched 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.6 4.8**
 Mismatched 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0**
Inferred Mechanisms
 Matched 4.3 4.3 3.6 3.5 3.9***
 Mismatched 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.7***
  1. *(t = 10.4, df = 57, p < 0.00)
  2. **(t = 17.3, df = 198, p < 0.00)
  3. ***(t = 15.0, df = 198, p < 0.00)
  4. aThe raters were 6 researchers divided in three pairs: Pair 1 were study clinicians, Pair 2 were experienced clinicians, Pair 3 were inexperienced clinicians