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Table 2 Comparison of WHOQOL-BREF domain scores and overall QOL score, adjusted for age on 0–100 scale

From: Assessment of health-related quality of life in Turkish patients with facial prostheses

Domains Patients with OP Patients with AP Patients with NP Control group F test P value Multiple comparisons a
n=24 n=24 n=24 n=24
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD    
Physical 53.57±18.69 69.64±17.43 55.06±19.56 84.07±13.03 12.18 <0.001 OP vs C; AP vs C
        NP vs C; OP vs AP
Psychological 63.88±17.71 68.75±14.99 51.56±11.58 72.57±19.35 5.73 <0.001 AP vs NP; NP vs C
Social relationships 63.88±17.83 70.48±17.88 60.42±21.17 78.82±19.65 4.56 0.002 NP vs C
Environmental health 57.94±17.93 65.75±20.42 58.46±13.74 83.59±12.84 9.58 <0.001 OP vs C; AP vs C
        NP vs C
Overall QOL 58.89±11.47 68.22±16.43 56.25±13.59 80.38±8.43 12.98 <0.001 OP vs C; AP vs C
        NP vs C; AP vs NP
  1. A high score indicates better QOL.
  2. a Comparisons (Bonferroni) for Control group (C), Patients with orbital prostheses (OP); Patients with auricular prostheses (AP); and Patients with nasal prostheses (NP); groups significant at P < 0.05.