Table 3: Pearson’s correlation coefficients ( values) between main study variables ().

M-MDS-MHS, overallM-MDS-MHS, frequencyM-MDS-MHS, intensitySPTS ScaleJefferson Scale of EmpathyGHQ-28, overallGHQ, somatic symptomsGHQ, anxiety/insomnia symptomsGHQ, social/personal dysfunctionGHQ, depressive symptoms

M-MDS-MHS, Composite1.00
M-MDS-MHS, Frequency0.911.00
M-MDS-MHS, Intensity0.530.331.00
STSS Scale0.350.370.161.00
Jefferson Scale of Empathy0.035−0.130.18−0.101.00
GHQ-28, overall0.290.270.190.65−0.101.00
GHQ, somatic symptoms0.310.280.200.52−0.070.891.00
GHQ, anxiety/insomnia symptoms0.310.300.220.70−0.090.910.791.00
GHQ, personal/social dysfunction0.110.070.110.37−0.010.680.490.461.00
GHQ, depressive symptoms0.140.180.050.43−0.210.700.490.550.331.00

value < 0.05, value < 0.01, and value < 0.001.