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Table 2 Spearman correlations between the ThyDQoL, ThyTSQ, and ThySRQ items

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

ThyDQoL indices ThyDQoL AWI-18 ThyDQoL AWI-14 ThyDQoL Present QoL ThyDQoL Impact on QoL ThyTSQ sumscore
AWI-18 ----- 0.97* 0.51* 0.75* 0.57*
AWI-14 ----- ----- 0.52* 0.72* 0.56*
Present QoL ----- ----- ----- 0.30* 0.48*
Impact on QoL ----- ----- ----- ----- 0.55*
ThySRQ symptom bother ratings     
Tiredness -0.39** -0.39** -0.28** -0.34** -0.37**
Weight gain -0.38** -0.33** -0.14 n.s. -0.34** -0.27*
Cold -0.23* -0.20 n.s. -0.27* -0.14 n.s. -0.07 n.s.
Constipation -0.13 n.s. -0.09 n.s. -0.08 n.s. -0.18 n.s. -0.16 n.s.
Hair -0.29* -0.32** -0.27* -0.24* -0.26*
Skin -0.35** -0.35** -0.26* -0.31** -0.26*
Nails -0.31** -0.31** -0.23* -0.34** -0.21 n.s.
Appetite -0.25* -0.23* -0.19 n.s. -0.11 n.s. -0.02 n.s.
Hearing -0.14 n.s. -0.12 n.s. -0.08 n.s. -0.13 n.s. 0.03 n.s.
Voice -0.32** -0.30* -0.30** -0.05 n.s. -0.21*
Speech -0.37** -0.35** -0.22* -0.25* -0.13 n.s.
Memory -0.22* -0.20 n.s. -0.22* -0.20 n.s. -0.06 n.s.
Concentration -0.42** -0.43** -0.47** -0.26* -0.43**
Giddy -0.33** -0.32** -0.23* -0.31** -0.22*
Depressed -0.48** -0.46** -0.56** -0.27* -0.45**
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.0033 corrected for multiple testing within ThySRQ symptom bother ratings. Abbreviations: ThyDQoL – Thyroid-Dependent Quality of Life Questionnaire, ThySRQ – Underactive Thyroid Symptom Rating Questionnaire, ThyTSQ – Thyroid Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire, AWI – Average Weighted Impact Score, QoL – Quality of Life.