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Table 5 Direction of 4-months changes in SGRQ total score and EQ-5D index score, AQoL total score, SF-36 PCS and SF-36 MCS

From: Correlations between disease-specific and generic health status questionnaires in patients with advanced COPD: a one-year observational study

   SGRQ total score Improvement Deterioration
   No change   
change in EQ-5D No change 12 (4.8%) 23 (9.1%) 24 (9.5%)
index score Improvement 10 (4.0%) 52 (20.6%) 31 (12.3%)
(К = 0.18) Deterioration 12 (4.8%) 32 (12.7%) 56 (22.2%)
change in AQoL No change 5 (2.0%) 6 (2.4%) 14 (5.6%)
total score Improvement 14 (5.6%) 54 (21.4%) 38 (15.1%)
(К = 0.11) Deterioration 15 (6.0%) 47 (18.7%) 59 (23.4%)
change in No change 7 (2.8%) 19 (7.5%) 12 (4.8%)
SF-36 PCS score Improvement 10 (4.0%) 48 (19.0%) 38 (15.1%)
(К = 0.12) Deterioration 17 (6.7%) 40 (15.9%) 61 (24.2%)
change in No change 7 (2.8%) 9 (3.6%) 10 (4.0%)
SF-36 MCS score Improvement 17 (6.7%) 49 (19.4%) 43 (17.1%)
(К = 0.08) Deterioration 10 (4.0%) 49 (19.4%) 58 (23.0%)
  1. Abbreviations: please see legend Table2.
  2. К, Cohen’s Kappa; bold printed numbers show significant (p ≤0.05) results.