Table 3

Partial correlations between leptin levels and clinical variables in schizophrenia with depressive symptoms, controlled for gender, age and BMI (Spearman's r) (n=47)

Correlation coefficientP values
PANSS total score0.0080.958
 Positive factor0.230.121
 Negative factor−0.0690.644
 Cognitive factor0.0690.644
 Excited factor0.3730.352
 Depressed factor−0.3030.038*
BPRS total score−0.040.789
  • *Indicated the Bonferroni corrected p value, p<0.05.

  • BMI, body mass index; BPRS, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale; PANSS, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale.