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Table 1 Descriptives for EDs without OBE (n = 439) and EDs with OBE (n = 560) on background variables and all main measures, and independent t-test comparisons. Cohen’s d (small ≥ .02, medium ≥ .05, large ≥ .08) computed for p < .01 differences

From: Self-directed behaviors differentially explain associations between emotion dysregulation and eating disorder psychopathology in patients with or without objective binge-eating

VariableNon-OBE EDsOBE EDst-valuepCohen’s d
 M (SD)Min - MaxM (SD)Min - Max   
Age23.46 (7.90)16–6625.83 (8.61)16–72− 4.487<.001.287
ED-duration7.49 (8.12)0–4410.04 (8.70)0–56−4.739<.001.303
BMI18.78 (3.91)12.7–43.024.29 (6.24)12.3–53.9− 16.185<.0011.059
EDE-Q Global Score3.50 (1.35)0–5.84.15 (0.99)0.2–6− 8.713<.001.545
DERS dimensions:
 1. Awareness/Clarity32.43 (8.80)11–5532.63 (8.68)11–55−.355.723 
 2. Non-Acceptance15.91 (6.16)6–3016.61 (6.25)6–30−1.747.081 
 3. Goals/Impulse29.64 (10.47)11–5532.28 (10.42)11–55− 3.972<.001.253
 4. Strategies20.33 (7.81)8–4022.15 (7.57)8–40−3.715<.001.236
DERS Total98.31 (26.80)38–176103.66 (26.07)38–169−3.180.002.202
SASB clusters:
 1. Self-emancipation30.36 (17.35)0–8232.28 (16.23)0–90−1.803.072 
 2. Self-affirmation32.15 (21.85)0–10027.77 (18.17)0–1003.454.001.218
 3. Self-love32.18 (21.20)0–10029.00 (18.23)0–882.542.011 
 4. Self-protection42.41 (21.04)0–10039.71 (19.15)0–952.114.035 
 5. Self-control59.77 (17.55)0–10055.44 (18.06)0–1003.814<.001.243
 6. Self-blame56.48 (24.64)0–10059.20 (22.70)0–100−1.808.071 
 7. Self-attack41.01 (26.02)0–10044.71 (23.80)0–100−2.342.019 
 8. Self-neglect36.59 (22.46)0–10042.33 (21.57)0–98−4.094<.001.261
SASB Affiliation−9.06 (39.37)−92.5 – 99.2−16.41 (34.01)−89.5 – 84.33.162.002.200
  1. BMI body mass index, DERS Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale, ED eating disorder, EDE-Q Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire, OBE objective binge-eating episode, SASB Structural Analysis of Social Behavior