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Table 6 Coping scores of SLE patients in control and therapy groups over time

From: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy improves quality of life, depression, anxiety and coping in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a controlled randomized clinical trial

Domain Time Control (n = 43) Therapy (n = 37) Inter-group P*
Median (Min-Max) Median (Min-Max)
Confrontive T1 0.83 (.00–2.33) 1.00 (0.33–2.33) 0.217
T2 1.00 (.00–2.33) 0.83 (.00–3.00) 0.638
Intra-group P** 0.490 0.021  
Distancing T1 1.00 (0.29–2.14) 1.14 (0.14–2.71) 0.698
T2 0.86 (.00–2.00) 0.86 (.00–2.29) 0.790
Intra-group P** 0.064 0.073  
Self-controlling T1 1.40 (0.20–3.00) 1.40 (0.60–3.00) 0.804
T2 1.20 (.00–2.80) 1.60 (0.60–2.40) 0.186
Intra-group P** 0.269 0.280  
Seeking social Support T1 1.67 (0.33–3.00) 1.50 (0.33–2.67) 0.292
T2 1.50 (.00–3.00) 1.67 (0.17–3.00) 0.520
Intra-group P** 0.109 0.385  
Accepting responsibility T1 1.71 (0.14–2.71) 1.43 (0.29–3.00) 0.153
T2 1.57 (.00–2.71) 1.57 (0.14–2.71) 0.262
Intra-group P** 0.137 0.099  
Escape and Avoidance T1 1.50 (.00–3.00) 1.50 (.00–3.00) 0.554
T2 1.50 (.00–3.00) 1.00 (.00–3.50) 0.124
Intra-group P** 0.771 0.002  
Planful problem Solving T1 1.75 (.00–3.00) 1.25 (0.50–3.00) 0.748
T2 1.50 (.00–3.00) 2.00 (0.75–3.50) 0.017
Intra-group P** 0.411 < 0.001  
Positive reappraisal T1 1.89 (.00–2.89) 1.56 (0.22–2.67) 0.218
T2 1.56 (.00–2.78) 1.78 (0.39–2.67) 0.063
Intra-group P** 0.061 0.002  
  1. CSI Coping Strategies Inventory (Range: 0–3 by domain)
  2. *Mann-Whitney test; **Wilcoxon test
  3. P < 0.05 significant