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Table 6 Spearman correlations between laboratory values and patient-reported outcomes in the group of treated patients

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

Laboratory results - patient-reported outcomes TSH fT3 fT4 TPOAb TgAb
ThyDQoL AWI-18 -0.231 -0.042 0.511** -0.191 0.072
ThyDQoL Present QoLresent QoL -0.231 -0.282 0.301 -0.011 0.192
ThySRQ number symptoms 0.261 0.092 -0.311 0.151 -0.212
ThyTSQ -0.171 -0.392 0.391 -0.021 0.052
Short Form-36 physical -0.371 -0.072 0.211 -0.331 -0.041
Short Form-36 mental 0.162 -0.212 -0.082 0.272 0.202
SCL-90-R 0.051 0.022 -0.231 0.241 0.241
WBQ-12 -0.151 0.051 0.361 -0.121 -0.031
Hamilton Depression Scale Scale 0.191 0.102 -0.401 0.431 0.271
Beck Depression Inventory -0.122 -0.161 -0.401 0.061 0.161
  1. *p < 0.05, 1in the expected direction, 2against the expected direction. 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, TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, fT3 – free Triiodothyronine, fT4 – free Thyroxine, TPOAb – Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, TgAb – Thyroglobulin Antibodies.