Table 5: Attributable burden in worsening Quality of Life due to Specific Phobia and comparison with other disorders.

Disorders SF-12
(mean±sd)
Attributable Burden due to Disorder Comparison with Specific Phobia without comorbidity Comparison with Specific Phobia with Comorbidity
Celiac Disease 35.8±5.7 2.4±1.0 (N=60) df 1,86,87
F= 81.208
p<0.0001
df 1,84,85
F=19.349
p<0.0001
Multiple Sclerosis 29.5± 7.3 7.0±3.5 (N=201) df 1,227,228
F= 98.312
p<0.0001
df 1,234,235
F=10.355
p=0.001
Wilson’s Disease 33.8±9.0 4.4±1.7 (N=23) df 1,49,50
F= 115.856
p<0.0001
df 1,49,50
F=0.123
p=0.728
Carotid Atheriosclerosis 30.6±8.1 6.2±5.0 (N=46) df 1,72,73
F= 36.759
p<0.0001
df 1,70,71
F=1.861
p=0.177
Major Depressive Disorder 33.8±9.2 5.6±3.6 (N=37) df 1,63,64
F= 102.370
p<0.0001
df 1,61,62;
F=0.950
p=0.334
Eating Disorders 34. ±6.2 4.4±6.6 (N=60) df 1,86,87
F= 10.135
p<0.0001
df 1,84,85
F=0.047
p=0.829
Panic Disorders 35.5±4.6 2.9±0.9 (N=123) df 1,149,150
F= 175.987
p<0.0001
df 1,147,148 F=7.370
p=0.007
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 35.4±6.9 2.9±6.0 (N=88) df 1,114,115
F= 4.799
p<0.031
df 1,112,113 F=2.085
p=0.152
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 36.3±6.1 3.9±1.0 (N=26) df 1,52,53
F= 183.224
p<0.031
df 1,50,51
F=1.078
p=0.304
Specific Phobia
Without comorbidity
38.3±5.2 0.4±4.9 (N=28) df 1,52,53
F= 33.855
p<0.031
Specific Phobia with comorbidity 33.10±7.1 4.7±3.8 (N=26) df 1,52,53
F= 33.855
p<0.031

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