Table 2

Baseline psychometric characteristics of the entire study cohort stratified according to the presence or absence of attrition (noncompleters and completers)
Entire cohort (n = 98) Noncompleters (n = 56) Completers (n = 42) t-test and P value
SCL-90
Somatization 0.87 ± 0.70 0.78 ± 0.64 0.98 ± 0.77 t = 1.32, p = 0.189
Obsessivity-compulsivity 0.74 ± 0.58 0.83 ± 0.57 0.63 ± 0.57 t = −1.66, p = 0.101
Interpersonal sensitivity 0.71 ± 0.68 0.82 ± 0.71 0.57 ± 0.31 t = −1.73, p = 0.087
Depression 0.81 ± 0.69 0.91 ± 0.70 0.68 ± 0.67 t = −1.60, p = 0.112
Anxiety 0.71 ± 0.62 0.80 ± 0.66 0.60 ± 0.56 t = −1.51, p = 0.135
Anger-hostility 0.70 ± 0.65 0.83 ± 0.72 0.53 ± 0.51 t = −2.33, p = 0.022
Phobic anxiety 0.29 ± 0.49 0.29 ± 0.51 0.29 ± 0.46 t = −0.00, p = 0.998
Paranoid ideation 0.66 ± 0.60 0.68 ± 0.64 0.64 ± 0.56 t = −0.31, p = 0.755
Psychoticism 0.39 ± 0.46 0.43 ± 0.49 0.34 ± 0.44 t = −0.93, p = 0.358
GSI 0.67 ± 0.51 0.73 ± 0.52 0.60 ± 0.49 t = −1.20, p = 0.233
BES 9.4 ± 7.0 12.7 ± 9.1 9.2 ± 7.1 t = −1.9, p = 0.059
BDI 11.2 ± 8.5 9.8 ± 7.1 8.9 ± 6.9 t = −0.6, p = 0.531

SCL-90: Symptom Checklist-90; GSI: Global Severity Index; BES: Binge Eating Scale; BDI: Beck Depression Inventory.

Colombo et al.

Colombo et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:13   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-13

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