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Table 2 Effects of diagnosis1 and perspective2 on health locus of control beliefs3

From: Illness perception in pediatric somatization and asthma: complaints and health locus of control beliefs

  SOMATOFORM DISORDER ASTHMA ANOVAR
  parents patients parents patients single effect: single effect: interaction effect:
Health locus of control: mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD) diagnosis F (p) informant F (p) diagnosis × informant F (p)
Internal 28.0 (5.5) 25.4 (7.9) 27.5 (5.5) 21.1 (6.5) 2.2 (.143) 15.9 (< .001) 2.4 (.124)
Socio-external 23.9 (4.7) 23.3 (5.9) 25.4 (5.2) 22.4 (6.1) <1 (ns) 2.7 (.105) 1.0 (ns)
Fatalistic external 28.2 (6.2) 24.7 (8.1) 33.1 (6.0) 24.0 (7.2) 2.4 (.130) 20.2 (< .001) 4.0 (.052)
  1. 1 somatoform disorder, asthma bronchiale
  2. 2 parent proxy reported, patients' self report
  3. 3 measured by the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale;
  4. results of ANOVARs for different diagnosis (somatoform disorder, asthma bronchiale) as independent variable and the repeatedly measured (parent proxy reported, patients' self report) health locus of control beliefs as dependent variables; df = 3, 47