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Table 11 Differences between facet and domain scores in subjects of different disease conditions adjusted for gender and age

From: Development and validation of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument

  Mean & SD of facet / domain scores   
ChQOL Facets Healthy (N = 76) Stable chronic illness (N = 56) Receiving active treatment (N = 139) F P-value
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD   
   Ch1.1 Complexion 64.67 15.82 57.11 15.49 50.99 20.29 13.656 0.000** 2
   Ch1.2 Sleep 68.09 20.52 55.51 20.86 56.35 23.13 7.696 0.000** 3
   Ch1.3 Stamina 67.45 16.12 57.29 14.22 50.73 20.54 19.459 0.000** 4
   Ch1.4 Appetite & digestion 71.71 17.27 65.29 16.47 61.51 19.39 7.252 0.001** 2
   Ch1.5 Adaptation to climate 69.00 16.81 65.63 16.44 61.93 21.00 2.604 0.076
   Ch2.1 Consciousness 74.34 17.04 71.21 16.10 70.08 19.11 1.209 0.300
   Ch2.2 Thinking 68.55 16.73 63.04 14.42 62.23 18.43 3.090 0.047* 2
   Ch2.3 Spirit of the eyes 71.83 16.19 66.29 13.47 64.48 20.87 3.380 0.036* 2
   Ch2.4 Verbal expression 77.33 17.52 73.66 16.63 73.11 19.85 1.022 0.361
   Ch3.1 Joy 67.43 17.33 62.61 13.82 61.24 18.15 3.153 0.044* 2
   Ch3.2 Anger 60.79 18.04 52.14 15.34 52.23 17.92 6.849 0.001* 3
   Ch3.3 Depressed mood 74.01 16.46 69.72 16.64 67.42 20.12 4.112 0.017* 2
   Ch3.4 Fear & Anxiety 83.99 17.09 81.70 15.68 76.08 21.25 5.765 0.004** 2
ChQOL domains         
   Physical form 68.41 12.78 60.16 10.96 56.30 15.33 17.518 0.000** 3
   Spirit 72.89 14.23 68.66 13.24 67.48 17.16 2.432 0.090
   Emotion 71.56 13.67 66.54 12.34 64.24 15.63 7.096 0.001* 2
Overall ChQOL 71.11 11.34 65.09 9.44 62.67 13.72 10.705 0.000** 3
  1. ** Significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)
  2. * Significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed)
  3. 1Scheffe and Dunnett T3 tests are used for post-hoc analysis.
  4. 2The difference is significant for the group (1,3).
  5. 3The difference is significant for the group (1,2), (1,3).
  6. 4The difference is significant for the group (1,2), (1,3) and (2,3).