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Table 3 Psychological features of patients with AN

From: Physical and psychological aspects of anorexia nervosa based on duration of illness: a cross-sectional study

 ShortLongP value
n11886 
 24.25±15.2730.60±14.640.0039
STAI
 State51.05±11.9257.80±10.81<0.0001
 Trait53.27±13.8859.94±13.450.0011
EDI
 Drive for thinness7.67±7.2211.07±6.980.0020
 Lack of interoceptive awareness9.70±8.4612.91±8.820.0070
 Bulimia4.46±6.6010.18±8.14<0.0001
 Body dissatisfaction12.38±6.4415.37±5.990.0010
 Ineffectiveness11.42±7.7716.23±7.50<0.0001
 Maturity fears9.21±4.5210.22±5.66ns
 Perfectionism4.22±4.455.63±4.890.0367
 Interpersonal distrust8.38±4.649.86±4.740.0304
 Total67.37±37.2089.38±40.50<0.0001
PBI
 Care27.63±7.6421.96±9.64<0.0001
 Overprotection10.66±7.9315.56±8.78<0.0001
 Total38.31±7.4437.57±8.28ns
TAS-20
 Difficulty identifying feeling19.92±8.0721.78±7.30ns
 Difficulty describing feeling17.01±4.8417.76±4.50ns
 Externally-oriented thinking21.05±3.8220.48±4.19ns
 Total58.06±13.4860.01±12.66ns
  1. CES-D The Center for Epidemiologic Depression Scale, STAI State-Trait Anxiety Scale, EDI Eating Disorder Inventory, PBI Parental Bonding Instrument, TAS-20 Toronto Alexithymia Sclae-20