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Table 3 Psychiatric diagnoses and ratings on self-report scales of former political detainees and comparison subjects

From: Long-term consequences of traumatic experiences: an assessment of former political detainees in romania

  Political detainees (n = 59) Control subjects (n = 39) Analysis
Clinical condition n % n % χ2 p
PTSD, current 18 30.5 1 2.6 11.7 < .001
PTSD, lifetime 32 54.2 3 8.3 22.2 < .001
Major depression (current) 16 27.2 5 12.8 2.9 <.1
Dissociative disorders 20 33.9 4 10.3 7.1 < .01
Somatization symptoms 28 47.5 7 17.9 8.9 < .01
Substance abuse 22 37.2 5 12.8 7.0 < .01
Self-rating scale Mean SD Mean SD t p
Beck Depression Inventory 12.5 9.3 8.2 6.7 2.4 < .05
State-Trait Anxiety Inventory 84.1 15.8 78.7 14.9 1.7 n.s.
   State anxiety 41.3 10.2 37.0 8.8 2.1 < .05
   Trait Anxiety 42.9 7.2 41.7 7.3 0.8 n.s.
PCS (SF-12) 38.7 10.5 36.5 9.7 1.0 n.s.
MCS (SF-12) 46.1 11.9 44.0 12.5 0.8 n.s.