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Table 2 Effect of Experimental Condition, Group Status and Their Interactions on NTS scores and RSA levels

From: Autonomic vulnerability to biased perception of social inclusion in borderline personality disorder

Variables BPD HC rMDD Condition Group Interactions Condition X Group
NTS scores     F2,86 = 121.34a
η2partial = .74
p < .01
F2,87 = 3.41
η2partial = .07
p = .04
F2,87 = 3.24
η2partial = .07
p = .04
Inclusion 4.57 ± .15 5.26 ± .15 5.16 ± .15    
Ostracism 2.95 ± .21 3.15 ± .21 3.33 ± .21    
Reflective stage 3.00 ± .23 3.66 ± .23 3.69 ± .23    
RSA levels     F3,81 = .29
η2partial = .01
p = .84
F2,83 = 9.87
η2partial = .19
p < .01
F3,82 = 3.44
η2partial = .01
p = .02
Baseline 4.52 ± .27 5.54 ± .22 4.99 ± .26    
Inclusion 3.98 ± .27 5.56 ± .22 4.94 ± .26
Ostracism 4.07 ± .26 5.61 ± .21 5.12 ± .25    
Reflective stage 4.28 ± .24 5.83 ± .20 5.21 ± .23    
  1. BPD = patients with Borderline Personality Disorder; HC = Healthy Controls; rMDD = patients with Major Depressive Disorder in remission; NTS = Need Threat Scale; RSA = Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia