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Table 5 Patient-reported outcome measures in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease and matched healthy control subjects

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

Patient-reported outcomes Treated patient group n = 18 Healthy control group n = 18 p- value
  Mean SD Mean SD  
ThySRQ symptom number* 5.44 2.83 2.93 2.63 <0.05
ThyDQoL Present QoL 1.17 0.92 1.61 0.78 n.s.
Hamilton Depression Scale 6.00 3.76 3.72 2.35 =0.06
Beck Depression Inventory* 5.67 4.65 3.00 3.55 <0.05
Short Form-36 physical 54.80 8.50 56.07 5.07 n.s.
Short Form-36 mental 42.93 11.14 49.28 6.81 =0.09
WBQ-12 23.72 5.36 27.78 4.44 <0.05
SCL-90-R 0.39 0.28 0.35 0.33 n.s.
ThySRQ tiredness* 1.67 0.91 0.60 0.63 <0.0033
  1. *Only available in n = 15 healthy control subjects, excluding the same subjects for all analyses does not change any of the results. Abbreviations: SD – Standard Deviation, WBQ – Well-Being Questionnaire, SCL – Symptom Check List, ThyDQoL – Thyroid-Dependent Quality of Life Questionnaire, ThySRQ – Underactive Thyroid Symptom Rating Questionnaire, QoL – Quality of Life.