Variables

Positive beliefs cluster (n=182)
mean (SD)

Negative beliefs cluster (n=132)
mean (SD)

 

t

 

Significance
(p)

IPQ-R

 

 

 

 

Illness identity

6.14 (3.37) (n=135)

 7.56 (3.20) (n=101)

 3.27

 0.001

Timeline

 19.74 (4.00)

23.59 (3.31)

 9.35

<0.001

Personal control

 19.89 (2.70)

17.49 (2.71)

-7.78

<0.001

Treatment control

 14.85 (1.83)

14.34 (1.99)

-2.34

0.02

Illness coherence

 19.21 (4.11)

15.97 (4.35)

-6.72

<0.001

Emotional representations

  9.45 (2.58)

14.48 (3.61)

 13.68

<0.001

Consequences

 13.30 (3.04)

19.17 (3.70)

 15.43

<0.001

Timeline -cyclical

 12.60 (2.99)

13.01 (3.43)

 1.11

0.27

 

 

 

 

 

BMQ-Specific

 

 

 

 

Necessity

 

 

 

 

    Antihistamines

14.06 (4.11)
(n=151)

16.02 (4.16)
(n=103)

 3.72

<0.001

    Nasal spray

13.92 (3.90)
(n=98)

14.70 (4.59)
(n=91)

 1.26

    0.21

    Eye drops

12.73 (4.06)
(n=78)

13.71 (3.49)
(n=65)

 1.53

    0.13

 

 

 

 

 

Concerns

 

 

 

 

    Antihistamines

10.88 (3.03)
(n=154)

13.66 (3.35)
(n=104)

 6.92

<0.001

    Nasal spray

11.37 (3.16)
(n=102)

13.26 (3.39)
(n=89)

 3.98

<0.001

    Eye drops

9.84 (3.21)
(n=82)

11.98 (3.19)
(n=61)

 3.96

<0.001

 

 

 

 

 

†n as described unless otherwise indicated in the table ‡equal variances not assumed
Table 5: Independent samples t-test results across self-report measures for cluster groups.
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