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Table 3 Mother-child correlations in the alexithymic scores

From: Alexithymic characteristics in pediatric patients with primary headache: a comparison between migraine and tension-type headache

  Total F1 F2 F3
r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p)
M patients and their mothers (n = 39) .44** (<.01) .39* (.01) .36* (.02) .07 (.66)
TTH patients and their mothers (n = 47) .27 (.06) .29 (.05)* .09 (.54) .03 (.83)
Controls and their mothers (N = 32) .38* (.03) .17 (.34) .18 (.33) .24 (.19)
  1. Alexithymic scores obtained using the Alexithymia Questionnaire for Children for patients and controls and the Toronto Alexithymia Scale for their mothers, Total score, F1 difficulty identifying feelings, F2 difficulty describing feelings, F3 externally oriented thinking
  2. M migraine, TTH tension-type headache
  3. *p < .05  **p < .01