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Table 1 Demographic data and clinical characteristics of the sample by treatment group

From: Effects of mindfulness training on different components of impulsivity in borderline personality disorder: results from a pilot randomized study

  Mindfulness Interpersonal effectiveness    
  (n = 19) (n = 25) X 2 /F t p
Demographics
 Gender n, (% females) 17 (90.0) 24 (96.0) .72   .57
 Age, M (SD) 32.95 (7.48) 32.00 (7.49)   −.41 .68
 Years of education, M (SD) 12.44 (3.97) 11.41 (3.20)   −.92 .35
 Marital status n, (% not married) 13 (68.4) 12 (48.0) 2.53   .28
Clinical characteristics
 DIB-R total score, M (SD) 7.71 (.98) 8.17 (1.40)   1.16 .25
 Presence of Axis I co-morbidities, n (%)
 - Anxiety Disorders 17 (89.5) 19 (76.0) 1.31   .25
 - Major Depressive Disorder 13 (68.4) 16 (64.0) .09   .75
 - Bulimia Nervosa 12 (63.2) 9 (36.0) 3.19   .07
 - Substance Abuse Disorder 11 (57.9) 20 (80.0) 2.53   .11
 Other PD diagnosis n, (%) 9 (64.3) 16 (80.0) 1.04   .31
Pharmacological treatment        
 - SSRI n, (%) 15 (78.9) 14 (66.7) .75   .38
 - Benzodiazepines n, (%) 9 (47.4) 12 (57.1) .38   .53
 - Mood stabilizers n, (%) 2 (10.5) 1 (4.8) .47   .48
 - Antipsychotics n, (%) 8 (42.1) 9 (42.9) .00   .96
  1. Note. DIB-R Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines Revised, PD Personality Disorders, SSRI Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, M Mean, SD Standard Deviation