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Table 2 Comparison of personality characteristic scores in TMD cases/controls

From: Personality traits and anxiety in patients with temporomandibular disorders

Studied groups Statistics
Personality characteristic scores Case Control Mann–Whitney U
P-value
Mean Std. Dev Ranking Mean Mean Std. Dev Ranking Mean
Demoralization 59.18 6.63 151.80 54.36 6.01 107.20 5443.500
 < 0.0001
Somatic Complaints 58.89 8.58 154.21 52.99 9.05 104.79 5132.500
 < 0.0001
Low Positive Emotions 58.79 9.66 144.49 54.58 8.13 114.51 6387.000
0.001
Cynicism 59.43 7.60 137.92 58.23 5.50 121.08 7234.000
0.050
Ideas of Persecution 63.15 13.25 143.78 59.48 4.37 115.22 6478.500
0.002
Dysfunctional Negative Emotions 59.12 8.22 138.74 56.65 6.54 120.26 7129.000
0.045
Aberrant Experiences 58.49 10.64 124.61 59.15 7.04 134.39 7690.000
0.287
Hypomanic Activation 51.03 7.83 111.43 54.17 5.10 147.57 5989.000
 < 0.0001
Antisocial Behavior 49.02 7.16 146.02 45.91 4.73 112.98 6189.500
 < 0.0001