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Table 2 Demographics and diagnostic information of subgroups and group differences

From: Impact of therapist change after initial contact and traumatic burden on dropout in a naturalistic sample of inpatients with borderline pathology receiving dialectical behavior therapy

  Group Statistic
Characteristic Completers (n = 67) Non-Completers (n = 22)   
  Mean SD Mean SD t p
Age (years) 29.24 10.00 31.32 9.85 −.849 .398
School (years) 10.65 1.50 10.45 1.44 .553 .582
Number of axis-I-disorders 1.16 1.07 1.09 0.75 .298 .766
  N % N % χ 2 p
Sex (female) 49 73.13 19 86.36 1.608 .205
Current BPD 55 82.09 20 90.91 .972 .324
Current PTSD 50 74.63 13 59.09 1.933 .164
Current alcohol/substance abuse 11 16.40 4 18.18 .216 .898
Change of therapist 28 41.79 19 86.36 13.203 >.001*
  Mean SD Mean SD t p
Global Severity Index (SCL-90-R) 1.33 0.59 1.28 0.58 .371 .711
Borderline Symptom List 162.53 60.90 151.87 73.45 .682 .497
Beck Depression Inventory 29.28 11.96 26.08 12.25 1.082 .282
Dissociative Experiences Scale 21.62 12.78 22.01 13.62 −.122 .903
Number of traumatic event types (PDS) 3.10 1.76 2.59 1.82 1.179 .242
Childhood Maltreatment (CTQ)       
 Emotional abuse 15.67 5.36 16.68 5.44 −.764 .447
 Physical abuse 9.83 5.15 8.68 4.50 .937 .351
 Sexual abuse 9.09 5.58 7.55 5.60 1.125 .264
 Emotional neglect 17.93 4.50 16.68 4.70 1.112 .269
 Physical neglect 11.04 4.20 9.00 3.34 2.075 .041*
  1. BPD Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, SCL Symptom Checklist, PDS Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale, CTQ Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. Statistic: df = 1 for χ 2-tests and df = 87 for t-tests
  2. *p ≤ .05