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Table 3 Mean differences in HRQL scores within various items of satisfaction

From: Patients' satisfaction and quality of life in coronary artery disease

  EQ-Mob EQ-SC EQ-UA EQ-PD EQ-AD EQ-VAS SAQ phys SAQ AS SAQ AF SAQ TS SAQ QOL PCS MCS
Getting an appointment -.28 -.67 -.51 -.88 -4.53 -2.23* -.21 -1.39 -.92 -3.85 -2.85 -.21 -2.77
Enough time in GP visits -.47 -.14 -.95 -.48 -3.17 -1.54 -.66 -.38 -.59 -3.58 -1.96* -.13 -2.56
Satisfaction with referral -.47 -2.63 -.17 -.27 -3.11 -2.13* -1.09 -.53 -.96 -4.70 -2.89 -1.75 -2.95
GP service satisfaction -.28 -1.27 -.92 -.53 -2.34* -.47 -.84 -1.64 -1.08 -4.86 -1.02 -.02 -2.24*
Satisfied with current treatment -3.16 -2.70 -1.71 -3.54 -5.23 -4.2 -2.93 -2.88 -2.40* -7.71 -5.36 -2.90 -3.85
Satisfied with GP advice -1.74 -1.57 -1.82 -.33 -3.36 -1.16 -.6 -.03 -1.16 -5.38 -2.43* -1.14 -2.34*
Satisfied with Nurse services -1.40 -.74 -1.59 -.54 -2.61 -2.24 -1.24 -.52 -.71 -5.41 -3.59 -1.13 -2.77
Satisfied with Rehabilitation services -2.85 -2.82 -2.53* -1.35 -3.30 -2.35* -3.21 -.39 -.68 -3.56 -3.50 -2.57 -4.06
Satisfied with consultant services -1.15 -.52 -1.15 -1.45 -1.91 -1.62 -1.71 -.90 -.17 -5.42 -2.93 -1.33 -2.34*
Need easier access to health services -.38 -1.9 -1.62 -1.32 -4.5 -3.0 -2.2* -.85 -1.11 -3.89 -2.74 -1.6 -3.25
GP understands needs? -2.34* -.56 -1.87 -.39 -2.21* -.95 -.92 -.10 -.98 -6.01 -3.26 -1.2 -2.62
  1. Figures show the z value of mean differences within QOL scores. * indicates p < 0.05 and bold if p < 0.01. Abbreviations.: EQ-Mob = EQ-5D mobility, EQ-SC = EQ-5D self care, EQ-UA = EQ-5D usual activities, EQ-PD = EQ-5D pain/discomfort, EQ-AD = EQ-5D anxiety/depression, EQ-VAS = EQ-5D visual analogue scale. Seattle Angina Questionnaire components: SAQ Phys = physical activities; AS = angina frequency; AF = angina stability; TS = treatment satisfaction; QOL = quality of life perception. Short Form-12: PCS = physical component score; MCS = mental component score.