Depressed patients and non-psychiatric controls: discriminant analysis on social environment variables
Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2007
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume 71, Issue 5, pages 495–498, May 1985
How to Cite
Eisemann, M. (1985), Depressed patients and non-psychiatric controls: discriminant analysis on social environment variables. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 71: 495–498. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1985.tb05062.x
- Issue online: 23 AUG 2007
- Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2007
- Received September 21, 1984; accepted for publication October 28, 1984
- social environment;
- discriminant analysis.
Abstract A set of variables from the social environment (e.g. social contacts, confiding relationships, leisure activities, loneliness) was used to differentiate between a consecutive series of 111 patients diagnosed as having a depressive illness and a sample of 98 non-psychiatric controls. The function derived from the discriminant analysis correctly classified 83 % of the subjects. The results indicate shortcomings in the social environment of depressives and point to the discriminating power of such variables.