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Table 2 Assessing of clinical impact in two patients groups (newly diagnosed/follow-up), according to different scales used

From: Disability and health-related quality of life in outpatients with generalised anxiety disorder treated in psychiatric clinics: is there still room for improvement?

Scale Characteristics Total (n = 790, 100.0%) Newly diagnosed (n = 124, 15.7%) Follow-up (n = 666, 84.3%) P value
HAM-A Intensity of the categorised anxiety     < 0.001
  Intense (> 24) 45.2% 56.9% 43.0%  
  Moderate (16-24) 33.8% 38.2% 32.9%  
  Mild (10-15) 11.3% 4.1% 12.6%  
  Without anxiety (0-9) 9.8% 0.8% 11.4%  
  Subscale for psychic anxiety 12.3 (4.9) 14.2 (3.6) 12.0 (5.0) < 0.001
  Subscale for somatic anxiety 10.8 (5.2) 12.6 (4.5) 10.4 (5.2) < 0.001
  Total scoring 23.1 (9.4) 26.8 (7.3) 22.4 (9.6) < 0.001
CGI Psychiatrist 3.8 (1.1) 4.2 (0.8) 3.7 (1.1) < 0.001
  Patient 4.2 (1.3) 4.7 (1.0) 4.1 (1.3) < 0.001
SDI Incapacity for work 5.3 (2.7) 5.7 (2.4) 5.3 (2.8) NS
  Incapacity for social life 5.6 (2.6) 5.9 (2.2) 5.5 (2.6) NS
  Incapacity for family relationships 5.1 (2.5) 5.6 (2.2) 5.1 (2.6) NS
  General incapacity (work-social-family) 16.0 (7.0) 17.1 (6.0) 15.9 (7.2) NS
  Perceived stress 5.3 (2.3) 5.7 (2.1) 5.2 (2.4) 0.032
  Perceived social support 56.1 (26.1) 59.0 (23.9) 55.7 (26.4) NS
SF-36 Physical health summary index 43.3 (9.0) 43.3 (8.9) 43.3 (9.1) NS
  Z Punctuation physical health summary index -0.7 (0.9) -0.7 (0.9) -0.7 (0.9) NS
  Mental health summary index 30.0 (11.4) 25.4 (8.5) 30.8 (11.7) < 0.001
  Z Punctuation mental health summary index -2.0 (1.1) -2.5 (0.8) -1.9 (1.2) < 0.001
  1. Values are expressed as mean (SD) or percentages.
  2. CGI = clinical global impression of disease; HAM-A = Hamilton Anxiety scale (HAM-A); NS = not significant SDS = Sheeham Disability Scale (SDS); SF-36 = 36-item short-form health-related quality of life questionnaire.