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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample for psychometric validation

From: Patient-reported outcomes in adequately treated hypothyroidism – insights from the German versions of ThyDQoL, ThySRQ and ThyTSQ

Sample characteristics Mean SD Range N
Age (years) 43.5 16.3 19-75 101
Sex (female/male) 93/8 101
Marital Status Single/Married/Divorced/Widowed 101
37/48/12/4
TSH (mU/l) 2.20 3.95 0.02-35.0 90
Treatment duration (years) 7.48 6.94 0.2 - 39.0 96
Current dose LT4* (μg/day) 97.9 42.4 0-250 99
Cause of hypothyroidism Autoimmune thyroiditis 75
Thyroidectomy for cold nodules or nodular goiter 13
Ablative treatment for hyperthyroidism 7
Lithium treatment 1
Thyroidectomy – cause not specified 2
  Missing 3
  1. *two participants additionally received 7.5/10 μg T3 respectively **comorbid conditions with potential influence occurring in more than one participant: depression (4), migraine (4), diabetes (4), asthma (3), heart disease (2), polycystic ovary syndrome (2) and pregnancy (2); several patients had multiple comorbid conditions. None of the non-reported rare comorbidities was a psychiatric illness. Abbreviaton: SD – Standard Deviation.