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Table 3 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics associated with QOL in patients with facial prostheses

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

Characteristics Overall QOL Physical Psychological Social relationships Environmental health
Gender (n) a Mean ( SD) Mean ( SD) Mean ( SD) Mean ( SD) Mean ( SD)
Female (30) 58.09 (13.87) 58.09 (17.11) 58.74 (16.05) 61.38 (21.49) 55.73 (19.08)
Male (30) 64.34 (16.05) 61.07 (22.84) 62.49 (18.07) 69.44 (16.71) 66.66 (16.05)
p value 0.112 0.570 0.399 0.111 0.020
Educational level (n) a      
≤ 8 years of schooling (22) 60.13 (17.52) 60.71 (22.58) 59.84 (20.31) 65.53 (23.89) 57.81 (20.31)
>8 years of schooling (38) 61.84 (13.90) 58.92 (18.74) 61.07 (15.14) 65.35 (16.83) 63.15 (17.13)
p value 0.678 0.743 0.807 0.975 0.281
Marital status (n) a      
Married (25) 63.33 (14.22) 63.71 (19.14) 61.99 (15.74) 63.33 (19.09) 64.00 (16.24)
Single, divorced, or widowed (35) 59.70 (15.90) 56.63 (20.46) 59.64 (18.09) 66.90 (19.95) 59.19 (19.74)
p value 0.366 0.180 0.602 0.489 0.322
Retention type of facial prosthesis (n) a      
Adhesive-retained (35) 60.65 (14.99) 58.97 (19.96) 59.52 (18.45) 65.47 (19.50) 60.62 (16.72)
Implant-retained (25) 62.00 (15.77) 60.42 (20.59) 62.16 (15.11) 65.33 (19.93) 62.00 (20.80)
p value 0.738 0.785 0.558 0.978 0.778
Reason for facial defect (n) a      
Trauma (20) 60.31 (15.11) 56.96 (20.83) 57.08 (18.58) 68.33 (18.65) 62.65 (15.49)
Tumor resection (40) 61.66 (15.42) 60.89 (19.81) 62.39 (16.19) 63.95 (20.00) 60.47 (19.80)
p value 0.748 0.479 0.259 0.418 0.668
Age (r)b −0.14 −0.16 −0.17 −0.27 0.032
p value 0.274 0.235 0.187 0.038 0.806
Monthly family income (r) b 0.38 0.24 0.25 0.29 0.39
p value 0.003 0.056 0.054 0.023 0.002
Age of facial prosthesis (r) b 0.17 0.11 0.03 0.10 0.27
p value 0.200 0.399 0.836 0.44 0.04
  1. a Statistical evaluation by the independent sample t test. b Statistical evaluation by the Pearson correlation coefficient.