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Table 5 SCL90-based psychopathological factor severity in heroin use disorder according to the secondary substance of abuse

From: Psychopathology of addiction: May a SCL-90-based five dimensions structure be applied irrespectively of the involved drug?

SCL90-based factors Heroin + alcohol
N = 79
Heroin + cocaine
N = 783
Heroin (neither alcohol nor cocaine)
N = 85
F p
M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD
1. Worthlessness-being trapped 1.13 ± 0.7 1.15 ± 0.8 1.02 ± 0.8 1.01 0.362
2. Somatic symptoms 0.99 ± 0.7 1.02 ± 0.7 0.91 ± 0.7 0.81 0.444
3. Sensitivity-psychoticism 0.70 ± 0.5 0.81 ± 0.7 0.66 ± 0.6 2.28 0.102
4. Panic-anxiety 0.41 ± 0.5 0.45 ± 0.6 0.34 ± 0.5 1.30 0.271
5. Violence-suicide 0.69 ± 0.5 0.83 ± 0.7 0.64 ± 0.6 3.72 0.024
  1. Post-hoc test (Scheffe’s procedure): no differences between groups in any psychopathological factor
  2. Discriminant analysis
  3. FD1 Wilks lambda = 0.98; Chi-square = 13.28; df 10, p = 0.208
  4. FD2 Wilks lambda = 0.99; Chi-square = 1.26; df 4, p = 0.867