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Table 2 Comparisons of the dimensions of the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale and the Temperament and Character Inventory

From: Psychological and weight-related characteristics of patients with anorexia nervosa-restricting type who later develop bulimia nervosa

  Patients with AN-R only Patients who crossed over from AN-R to AN-BP Patients who crossed over from AN-R to BN  
  n = 44 n = 22 n = 14  
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) F values
MPS        
   Concern over mistakes 28.11 (6.99) 27.41 (10.27) 30.21 (7.06) 0.55
   Personal standards 20.80 (5.18) 21.68 (6.25) 24.14 (5.95) 1.88
   Parental expectations 11.11 (5.10) 12.55 (4.71) 14.14 (5.27) 2.08
   Parental criticism 9.07 (3.86) 9.23 (3.12) 11.57a (3.08) 2.77
   Doubts about actions 12.89 (3.64) 12.18 (3.38) 12.50 (2.85) 0.32
   Organization 20.20 (3.86) 21.09 (4.16) 19.93 (3.25) 0.52
TCI        
   Novelty seeking 45.55 (6.42) 45.55 (6.21) 49.00 (5.94) 1.75
   Harm avoidance 60.70 (9.67) 60.73 (7.75) 64.79 (7.47) 1.23
   Reward dependence 42.39 (5.33) 42.23 (4.99) 40.64 (5.67) 0.60
   Persistence 13.61 (3.10) 15.23 (3.54) 14.29 (2.92) 1.88
   Self-directedness 61.89 (11.17) 57.82 (10.33) 53.79a (6.57) 3.62*
   Cooperativeness 73.84 (8.03) 76.95 (6.71) 72.00 (9.96) 1.83
   Self-transcendence 26.36 (7.31) 26.27 (8.31) 28.21 (5.03) 0.39
  1. Statistical significance by ANOVA: p < .10, *p < .05
  2. aSuperscript represents significant differences of p < .05 compared with patients with AN-R only by the Dunnett's test.
  3. AN-R = Anorexia Nervosa Restricting-type, AN-BP = Anorexia Nervosa Binge-eating/purging type, BN = Bulimia Nervosa, MPS = Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, TCI = Temperament and Character Inventory, SD = standard deviation