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Table 3 Alexithymia in patients with hereditary angioedema and control groups

From: Emotional processes and stress in children affected by hereditary angioedema with C1-inhibitor deficiency: a multicenter, prospective study

Disease DIF DDF EOT CPF TAS
C1-INH-HAE 11.3 (4.0) 8.9 (2.8) 13.6 (2.7) 5.6 (2.1) 34.4 (6.7)
T1D 13.1 (3.6) 9.9 (3.2) 14.1 (2.3) 6.6 (2.2) 36.5 (6.8)
RA 13.4 (4.4) 9.7 (2.9) 13.5 (2.0) 6.9 (2.5) 36.6 (8.0)
  1. Data are presented as mean (standard deviation). Analysis of variance p-values for DIF, DDF, EOT, CPF, and total score were 0.181, 0.452, 0.731, 0.171, 0.480, respectively
  2. C1-INH-HAE hereditary angioedema with C1-inhibitor deficiency, CPF confusion in physical sensations, DDF difficulty describing feelings, DIF difficulty identifying feelings, EOT externally-oriented thinking, RA rheumatoid arthritis, TAS total alexithymia score, T1D type 1 diabetes