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Table 4 Pearson's correlations between DTSQ and SF-36 scales and summary components (N = 172)

From: Psychometric properties of the Greek Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire

DTSQ items and scale1 SF-36 scales SF-36 components
  PF RP BP GH VT SF RE MH PCS MCS
Current treatment (item 1) 0.31*** 0.29*** 0.24*** 0.46*** 0.30*** 0.33*** 2.83*** 0.29*** 0.36*** 0.32***
Perceived hyperglycaemia (item 2) -0.17* -0.12 0.01 -0.20** -0.08 -0.21** -0.16* -0.19* -0.09 -0.21**
Perceived hypoglycaemia (item 3) -0.12 -0.11 -0.02 -0.18* -0.07 -0.18* -0.08 -0.07 -0.10 -0.10
Treatment convenience (item 4) 0.16* 0.12 0.11 0.36*** 0.17* 0.19* 0.09 0.17* 0.20** 0.17*
Treatment flexibility (item 5) 0.14 0.09 0.06 0.34*** 0.13 0.17* 0.15* 0.19* 0.14 0.21**
Treatment understanding (item 6) 0.30*** 0.22** 0.21** 0.47*** 0.32*** 0.32*** 0.18* 0.29*** 0.33*** 0.30***
Treatment recommendation (item 7) 0.27*** 0.16* 0.17* 0.35*** 0.26*** 0.29*** 0.12 0.24** 0.27*** 0.24**
Treatment continuation (item 8) 0.28*** 0.19* 0.18* 0.45*** 0.31*** 0.30*** 0.14 0.29*** 0.30*** 0.29***
Overall score (treatment satisfaction) 0.28*** 0.19* 0.20** 0.47*** 0.27*** 0.32*** 0.17* 0.28*** 0.31*** 0.28***
  1. 1 DTSQ overall satisfaction score is the sum of responses to items 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
  2. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001
  3. Abbreviations: PF - Physical Function, RP - Role Physical, BP - Bodily Pain, GH - General Health, VT - Vitality, SF - Social Functioning, RE - Role Emotional, MH - Mental Health, PCS - Physical Component Score, MCS - Mental Component Score