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Table 2 Duration of Pain, Severity of Pain, TAS-26 Scores, and STAI Scores of the Female Pain Sample

From: Alexithymia and anxiety in female chronic pain patients

  FEMALE PAIN GROUP
  Alexithymics (n = 17) Nonalexithymics (n = 13) t df P
Duration of pain, median ± SD (yr) 7,44 ± 6,82 3,31 ± 2,79 2,05 28 NS
Severity of pain, median ± SD (yr) 7,12 ± 2,98 6,46 ± 2,40 0,64 28 NS
TAS-26 score 17,88 ± 3,43 13,85 ± 3,99 2,98 28 0,006*
STAI score 47,88 ± 9,89 47,69 ± 5,36 0,06 28 NS
  1. Abbreviation: NS, not significant
  2. *p < 0.05, statistically significant