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Table 4 Differences between former political detainees who have and who have not had psychological support

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

Diagnoses Psychological support (n = 31) No psychological support (n = 28) Analysis
  n % n % χ2 p
PTSD, current 5 16 13 46 -6.4 < .01
PTSD, lifetime 17 55 15 54 0.1 n.s.
Dissociative disorders 7 23 13 46 -3.7 < .05
Somatisation symptoms 14 45 14 50 -0.6 n.s.
Substance abuse 8 26 14 50 -3.7 < .05
Major depression 9 29 7 25 0.1 n.s.
Self-rating scale Mean SD Mean SD t p
Depression (BDI) 10.3 5.7 14.8 11.8 1.9 n.s.
Anxiety (STAI) 84.8 17.0 83.5 14.6 1.4 n.s.
PCS (SF-12) 39.9 9.6 37.2 11.3 1.0 n.s.
MCS (SF-12) 45.9 12.3 46.4 11.6 -0.2 n.s.