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Table 4 Spearman correlations between hypothyroidism-specific and generic patient-reported outcome measures in treated patients

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

Specific vs. generic instruments ThyDQoL present QoL ThyDQoL AWI-18 ThySRQ symptom number ThyTSQ sumscore
Short Form-36 physical 0.40 0.33 -0.15 0.33
Short Form-36 mental 0.29 0.30 -0.39 0.31
WBQ-12 0.53* 0.64* -0.61* 0.47
SCL-90-R -0.48* -0.53* 0.58* -0.51*
Hamilton Depression Scale -0.53* -0.49* 0.45* -0.74**
Beck Depression Inventory -0.56* -0.62* 0.29 -0.61*
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.002 Bonferroni corrected. Abbreviations: WBQ – Well-Being Questionnaire, SCL – Symptom Check List, 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.