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Table 2 Severity of depressive and somatic symptoms

From: Importance of remission and residual somatic symptoms in health-related quality of life among outpatients with major depressive disorder: a cross-sectional study

  New MDD (N = 287) Remitted MDD (N = 235) Unremitted MDD (N = 289) p-value Testa
HAM-D scores 17.8 ± 7.0 4.5 ± 2.1 16.6 ± 5.8 <0.0001b b < c < a
  Bech scoresc 8.1 ± 3.5 2.0 ± 1.6 7.5 ± 2.9 <0.0001b b < c < a
  Maier-Philipp scoresd 8.2 ± 3.7 1.8 ± 1.5 7.4 ± 3.2 <0.0001b b < c < a
  Gibbons scorese 10.7 ± 4.6 2.5 ± 1.7 10.0 ± 4.1 <0.0001b b < c = a
Suicidality scores 9.3 ± 8.3 6.9 ± 7.4 10.8 ± 8.8 0.0008b a = b, a = c, b < c
DS score 17.4 ± 7.2 5.9 ± 5.3 16.8 ± 7.2 <0.0001b a = c < b
SS score 10.9 ± 5.8 4.0 ± 3.9 10.6 ± 6.2 <0.0001b a = c < b
PS score 5.2 ± 3.1 2.2 ± 2.2 5.1 ± 3.4 <0.0001b a = c < b
DSSS total score 28.2 ± 11.8 9.9 ± 8.5 27.3 ± 12.3 <0.0001b a = c < b
  1. MDD = major depressive disorder; HAM-D = Hamilton depression rating scale; DSSS = depression and somatic symptoms scale; DS = depression subscale of the DSSS; SS = somatic subscale of the DSSS; PS = pain subscale of the DSSS.
  2. aTukey’s post-hoc test.
  3. bDifference among MDD groups (ANOVA).
  4. cDepressed mood, feeling of guilt, work and activities, retardation, anxiety/psychic, and general somatic symptoms are included.
  5. dDepressed mood, feeling of guilt, work and activities, retardation, agitation, and anxiety/psychic are included.
  6. eDepressed mood, feeling of guilt, suicide, work and activities, anxiety/psychic, agitation, anxiety (somatic), and genital symptoms are included.
  7. Note: Data was represented as mean ± standard deviation.