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Table 2 Mean scores ± sd at clinical scales of remitted and non-remitted patients according to different criteria

From: Clinical Global Impression-severity score as a reliable measure for routine evaluation of remission in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders

Items Criteria of remission Remitted Non-remitted Statistics (df)/ p Cohen’s d
CGI-S positive symptoms SWGC 1.60 (0.95) 2.95 (1.42) t(110) = −5.853, p < .0001/−1.17
CGI-S 1.49 (0.84) 3.07 (1.37) t(110) = −7.316, p < .0001/−1.39
CGI-S negative symptoms SWGC 1.78 (0.91) 3.36 (1.27) t(110) = −7.478, p < .0001/−1.43
CGI-S 1.80 (0.87) 3.39 (1.36) t(110) = −7.326, p < .0001/−1.39
CGI-S depressive symptoms SWGC 1.71 (0.85) 2.36 (1.31) t(110) = −3.076, p = .003/−0.58
CGI-S 1.53 (0.716) 2.61 (1.40) t(110) = −5.148, p = .0001/−0.98
CGI-S cognitive symptoms SWGC 1.84 (1.03) 3.18 (1.20) t(110) = −6.298, p < .0001/−1.19
CGI-S 1.85 (1.08) 3.14 (1.88) t(110) = −5.999, p < .0001/−1.14
CGI-S overall severity SWGC 2.45 (0.95) 3.82 (0.76) t(110) = −8.309, p < .0001/−1.59
CGI-S 2.24 (0.66) 4.07 (0.65) t(110) = −14.74, p < .0001/−2.81
PANSS positive scale SWGC 8.96 (2.09) 14.39 (4.35) t(110) = −8.417, p < .0001/−1.59
CGI-S 9.55 (2.70) 13.74 (4.67) t(110) = −5.788, p < .0001/−1.10
PANSS negative scale SWGC 10.57 (3.65) 18.70 (5.85) t(110) = −8.803, p < .0001/−1.66
CGI-S 10.96 (3.68) 18.18 (6.39) t(110) = −7.287, p < .0001/−1.39
PANSS general psychopathology SWGC 21.98 (4.87) 32.68 (7.48) t(110) = −8.964, p < .0001/−1.69
CGI-S 22.51 (4.83) 31.98 (8.25) t(110) = −7.378, p < .0001/−1.41
PANSS total scale SWGC 41.52 (7.92) 65.77 (13.87) t(110) = −11.35, p < .0001/−1.69
CGI-S 43.02 (8.82) 63.89 (15.87) t(110) = −8.559, p < .0001/−1.63
  1. SWGC Schizophrenia Working Group Severity Criterion, CGI Clinical Global Impression Severity Criterion.