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Table 3 Comparison of mean scores on CCEI subscales for cough patients (n = 15) and published healthy controls(n = 109) [9]

From: Prevalence of psychomorbidity among patients with chronic cough

  All Cough (n = 57) Published controls (n = 109) [9] t value p value
FFA 5.8 (4.5) 5.11 (3.1) 0.96 N.S
PA 4.1 (3.4) 2.9 (2.2) 2.32 < 0.05
OBS 6.8 (3.6) 5.8 (3.1) 1.71 < 0.05
SOM 5.6 (4.1) 3.2 (2.4) 3.9 < 0.001
DEP 4.7 (3.4) 3.3 (2.3) 2.54 < 0.05
  1. Values given as mean (SD)
  2. CCEI – Crown Crisp experiential Index,FFA – free floating anxiety, PA – phobic anxiety, OBS – obsession,
  3. SOM – somatisation, DEP – depression, NS – not significant