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Table 1 Characteristics of the course participants for Total Group, Short Version and Long Version

From: Effects and feasibility of a preventive intervention in sub-threshold and mild panic disorder: Results of a pilot study

  Total group (N = 114) Long version (N = 78) Short version (N = 36)
Female, N (%) 89 (78.1) 64 (82.1) 25 (69.4)
Mean age, Years (SD) 41.7 (11.4) 42.4 (11.4) 40.3 (11.5)
Married/living with partner, N (%) 87 (76.3) 58 (74.3) 29 (80.6)
Employed (paid), N (%) 85 (74.6) 56 (71.8) 29 (80.6)
Educational level, N (%)    
Low 22 (19.3) 15 (19.2) 7 (19.4)
Middle 51 (44.7) 36 (46.2) 15 (41.7)
High 41 (36.0) 27 (34.6) 14 (38.9)
More than 1 year of panic complaints, N (%) 95 (83.3) 65 (83.3) 30 (83.3)
Medication for anxiety or depression, N (%) 64 (56.1) 42 (53.8) 22 (61.1)
SCL-90 Anx, M (SD) (range: 0–4) 1.26 (0.72) 1.31 (0.76) 1.15 (0.63)
SCL-90 Pho, M (SD) (range: 0–4) 1.13 (0.83) 1.16 (0.84) 1.09 (0.81)
SCL-90 Dep, M (SD) (range: 0–4) 0.89 (0.62) 0.89 (0.63) 0.88 (0.61)
PDSS-SR, M (SD)* (range: 0–28) 8.7 (5.0) 8.8 (5.5) 8.6 (4.1)
Subclinical (score 0–7), N (%) 36 (40.4) 25 (47.2) 11 (30.6)
Clinical (score 8–28), N (%) 53 (59.6) 28 (52.8) 25 (69.4)
  1. Note. SCL-90 = Symptom Check-List: Anx = anxiety, Pho = phobic anxiety, Dep = depression; PDSS-SR = Panic Disorder Severity Scale-Self Report.
  2. * based on n = 89 (the PDSS-SR was not used on the first 3 courses).