Table 2: Overview of analyses.

Type of Analysis k Effect Size
(SMD)
SE p-value 95% CI Q(df) (p-value) I2 Evidence of Publication Bias
Random-effect Meta-analysis
Comparison on Physical Health Status 14 -0.95 0.25 <0.001 -1.46-0.45 560.80(13) (<0.001) 97.68 No
Comparison on Bodily Pain 6 0.22 0.05 <0.001 0.11-0.33 6.50(59) (0.26) 23.09 No
Comparison on Role limitations due to physical problems 6 0.55 0.14 <0.001 0.83-0.26 41.59(5) (<0.001) 87.98 No
Sensitivity analyses
Studies using SF-36 Physical Health Status scale 8 -0.63 0.26 <0.05 -1.15-0.10 244.49(7) (<0.001) 97.13 No
Studies using adult samples 12 -0.60 0.22 <0.01 -1.05-0.16 248.71(11) (<0.001) 95.57 No
Studies using screened controls 6 -1.53 0.83 <0.001 -3.16.0.09 432.99(5) (<0.001) 98.84 No
Studies excluding patients with comorbid medical conditions 6 -0.91 0.51 0.08 -1.90-0.08 240.68(5) (<0.001) 97.92 Yes
Moderator analysis of Physical Health Status k B SE p-value 95% CI
Age 13 -0.01 0.01 <0.001 -0.02-0.01
Female gender 14 -0.03 0.01 <0.001 -0.04-0.02
OCD severity (Y-BOCS scores) 11 0.21 0.01 <0.001 0.18-0.23
Publication date 14 -0.05 0.01 <0.001 -0.06-0.03
Methodological quality (NOS scores) 14 0.10 0.03 0.008 0.02-0.16

Note. k = Number of Studies, NOS = Newcastle Ottawa Scale, OCD = Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, SF-36 = Survey 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey, SMD = Standardized Mean Difference, Y-BOCS = Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale.

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