Table 2 Number of patients reporting negative effects in the SIAN (relative ratio in brackets).

From: Side effects of the metacognitive training for depression compared to a cognitive remediation training in patients with depression

Item D-MCT (n = 36) MyBrain-Training (n = 34) Statistics
1. I am disappointed that I did not feel any better at the end of D-MCT/MyBrainTraining 11 (30.6%) 16 (47.1%) X2(1) = 2.010, p = .156, d = 0.344
2. I feel more burdened because my depressive thoughts have gotten worse due to D-MCT/MyBrainTraining 4 (11.1%) 4 (14.3%) X2(1) = 0.041, p = .839; Fisher’s: p = 1.000, d = 0.048
3. Due to participation in D-MCT/MyBrainTraining, I have fallen into a crisis 4 (11.1%) 4 (11.8%) X2(1) = 0.007, p = .932; Fisher’s: p = 1.000, d = 0.02
4. Due to D-MCT/MyBrainTraining, my problems have more weight in my life; I am thinking about my problems more than before 5 (13.9%) 4 (11.8%) X2(1) = 0.070, p = .791; Fisher’s: p = 1.000, d = 0.063
5. I feel like I have changed since my participation in D-MCT/MyBrainTraining and no longer like myself 1 (2.8%) 2 (5.9%) X2(1) = 0.411, p = .522; Fisher’s: p = .609, d = 0.154
6. The D-MCT/MyBrainTraining sessions burdened me so that I now I have new problems (e.g., poor sleep, decreased appetite) 4 (11.1%) 2 (5.9%) X2(1) = 0.610, p = .435; Fisher’s: p = .674, d = 0.188
7. I was almost always afraid to join the D-MCT group/MyBrainTraining 2 (5.6%) 2 (5.9%) X2(1) = 0.003, p = .953; Fisher’s: p = 1.000, d = 0.013
  1. The reported chi-square test was based on a 2 × 2 cross table (side effects yes/no vs. MyBrainTraining/D-MCT).