Table 6

Mean item scores at baseline and end-point and distribution of baseline item scores from 0-4

Baseline mean (s.d.)1 social phobia (n = 147) End-point mean (s.d.)2 social phobia (n = 53) Percentage of ratings by score1
0 1 2 3 4
1. Groups II, IV.
2. Group III only.
SPIN item
1. Fear of people in authority 2.10 (1.04) 1.77 (1.22) 5 23 38 24 10
2. Bothered by blushing 2.07 (1.37) 1.58 (1.30) 18 20 17 28 18
3. Fear of parties and social events 2.34 (1.08) 1.79 (1.11) 3 20 33 27 17
4. Avoids talking to strangers 2.24 (0.95) 1.64 (1.11) 2 20 37 31 10
5. Fear of criticism 2.74 (0.95) 2.15 (1.12) 1 12 22 43 22
6. Avoids embarrassment 3.11 (0.92) 2.58 (1.59) 1 5 15 39 40
7. Distressed by sweating 1.88 (1.31) 1.28 (1.18) 18 25 20 24 13
8. Avoids parties 2.25 (1.20) 1.60 (1.08) 7 21 30 22 20
9. Avoids being the centre of attention 3.18 (0.86) 2.57 (1.28) 1 3 13 42 41
10. Fear of talking to strangers 1.93 (0.99) 1.45 (0.99) 7 27 38 23 5
11. Avoids speeches 3.40 (0.96) 2.96 (1.21) 2 5 7 22 64
12. Avoids criticism 2.61 (1.11) 2.21 (1.32) 3 17 22 33 25
13. Distressed by palpitations 1.58 (1.30) 1.02 (1.07) 26 27 18 20 9
14. Fear of others watching 2.44 (0.94) 1.74 (1.18) 3 19 37 33 8
15. Fear of embarrassment 3.11 (0.89) 2.60 (1.18) 0 7 14 40 39
16. Avoids talking to authority 2.03 (1.04) 1.58 (1.18) 5 29 29 29 8
17. Distressed by trembling or shaking 2.06 (1.33) 1.23 (1.15) 17 18 23 26 16