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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the sample (N = 70)

From: Transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in people with multiple sclerosis: randomized controlled trial

Item Characteristic Value Test p
MS duration, n (%)
 to 3 years 39 (28.2) χ2 = 0.92 .396
 3 to 7 years 31 (44.75)   
Gender, n (%)
 Women 43 (63.4) χ2 = 3.65 .056
 Man 27 (38.6)   
Education, n (%)
 Primary education 12 (17.1) χ2 = 30.22  < .001
 Higher education 58 (82.9)   
Marital, n (%)
 Single 28 (40) χ2 = 2.80 .091
 In relationship 42 (60)   
Principal diagnosis SCID
 Depressive disorder, n (%)
  MDD 34 (48.6)   
  Dysthymia 5 (7.1)   
 Anxiety disorder, n (%)
  GAD 22 (31.4)   
  SAD 9 (12.9)   
Continues variables
 Age, M (SD), y 35.13 (5.28) t(68) = 1.01 .321
 MS duration, M (SD), y 3.31 (1.37) t(68) = 1.03 .304
 PANAS-PA, M ((SD) 26.00 (3.75) t(68) = 1.55 .122
 PANAS-NA, M ((SD) 27.42 (2.72) t(68) = − 0.6 .148
 PSWQ, M (SD) 47.55 (9.46) t(68) = − 1.23 .221
 HADS-A, M (SD) 12.43 (1.37) t(68) = − 1.89 .059
 HADS-D, M ((SD) 12.84 (1.63) t(68) = − 1.24 .214
 DERS, M ((SD) 110.14 (12.17) t(68) = − 1.50 .132
  1. n frequency, y years, SCID-I–IV structured clinical interview for DSM-IV axis i disorders, MDD major depressive disorder, GAD generalized anxiety disorder, SAD social anxiety disorder, t independent t test, SD standard deviation, PANAS-PA positive and negative affect schedule-positive affect, PANAS-NA positive and negative affect schedule-negative affect, HADS-A the hospital anxiety and depression scale-Anxiety, HADS-D the hospital anxiety and depression scale-depression, PSWQ Penn State Worry Questionnaire, DERS difficulties in emotion regulation scale