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Table 5 Factors significantly associated with SF-36 MCS over 6 months of AD treatment

From: The Factors Influencing Depression Endpoints Research (FINDER) study: final results of Italian patients with depression

Independent variables F, P value Estimate
MCS at baseline 64, < 0.0001 0.35
Switch within or between AD class (2 df) (reference no switch) 11, < 0.0001 Between -3.39, within -8.50
Occupational status (2 df, reference working for pay) 9, < 0.001 Other -3.23, unemployed -4.45
No. of previous episodes of depression 5, 0.028 -0.68
  1. No. of patients = 404, no. of observations = 797. Switch = change between what was taken between baseline and 3-month observation and what was taken between the 3-month and 6-month observations.
  2. AD = antidepressants; df = degrees of freedom; MCS = mental component summary; SF-36 = Short Form 36.