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Table 2 Comparison of psychoneurotic scales between idiopathic cough patients (n = 15) and successfully treated patients (n = 42)

From: Prevalence of psychomorbidity among patients with chronic cough

  Treated cough (n = 42) Idiopathic (n = 15) Unpaired t value P value
HAD
Anxiety 6.74 (4.66) 5.27 (3.62) - 1.107 0.136
Depression 3.81 (3.72) 3.93 (3.97) 0.109 0.457
STAI
State 30.92 (8.20) 36.5 (9.53) 1.975 0.027*
Trait 38.92 (12.16) 39.15 (8.58) 0.063 0.475
CCEI
FFA 5.47 (4.37) 6.75 (4.20) 0.859 0.197
PA 4.05 (3.34) 4.33 (3.60) 0.249 0.402
OBS 6.58 (3.76) 7.58 (3.11) 0.837 0.203
SOM 5.92 (3.98) 4.75 (4.48) -0.086 0.196
DEP 4.71 (3.52) 4.50 (3.23) 1.49 0.07
  1. Values given as mean (SD)* p < 0.05, HAD – Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale, STAI – State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, CCEI – Crown Crisp experiential Index,FFA – free floating anxiety, PA – phobic anxiety, OBS – obsession, SOM – somatisation, DEP – depression