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Table 4 Comparison of HAMD, HAMA and structural factors scores between male and female IBS-D patients

From: Intestinal symptoms and psychological factors jointly affect quality of life of patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea

Score Total (N = 227) Male (N = 133) Female (N = 94) p value*
HAMD 13.92 ± 5.90 12.75 ± 5.24 15.56 ± 6.40 0.000†
Anxiety /somatization 7.49 ± 2.75 6.98 ± 2.56 8.23 ± 2.85 0.001†
Cognitive disorder 1.57 ± 1.34 1.35 ± 1.61 1.86 ± 1.49 0.005†
Psychomotor retardation 2.61 ± 1.87 2.35 ± 1.61 2.98 ± 2.13 0.012†
Sleep disorder 2.14 ± 1.80 1.96 ± 1.68 2.38 ± 1.95 0.083
Body weight 0.11 ± 0.34 0.11 ± 0.33 0.11 ± 0.34 0.980
HAMA 17.19 ± 7.37 15.53 ± 6.38 19.54 ± 8.05 0.000†
Somatic anxiety 8.64 ± 4.14 7.82 ± 3.62 9.79 ± 4.54 0.000†
Psychic anxiety 8.55 ± 3.95 7.71 ± 3.61 9.74 ± 4.12 0.000†
  1. *Males vs. females; †p < 0.05.