Demographic, medical, and descriptive psychological variables are presented in . Bivariate correlations of high hypnotizability with subjective distress after a stressful event, mood disturbance, and depressive symptoms are shown in .
Summary of Bivariate Spearman Correlations of High Hypnotizability With Distress and Mood Variables Among Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer (N = 124)
High hypnotizability was significantly related, to greater IES total (rs = .19, CI = .02 to .36, p = .0312) and IES intrusion (rs = .26, CI = .09 to .42, p = .0034) but was not significantly associated with IES avoidance. Five out of the seven IES intrusion components were significantly related to hypnotizability. None of the three POMS-derived hyperarousal measures constructed was significantly related to high hypnotizability. POMS total mood disturbance was also not significantly related to hypnotizability.
High hypnotizability was significantly related to greater depressive symptoms as well (rs = .20, CI = .02 to .36 p = .0271). This relationship remained significant when considering only those subjects with subthreshold depression (rs = 25, CI = .04 to .43, p = .0180) but not when considering only those subjects who met threshold criteria for clinical depression.
A logistic regression model showed that the IES total score remained significantly associated with hypnotizability after adjusting for depressive symptoms and hyperarousal: for every five-unit increase in IES total, the odds of high hypnotizability increased by 1.21 (b = .039; CI = .00 to .07; p = .0292). No other independent variables or interaction terms were significant. The model was significantly better than an empty model (the Likelihood Ratio test was significant: c2 = 11.26; p = .0465), and the Hosmer-Lemeshow Goodness of Fit test was not significant (there was no significant difference between observed and predicted values).