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Table 9 Differences between facet and domain scores in healthy and patient adjusted for gender and age

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

  Mean facet / domain scores
ChQOL facets Healthy subjects N = 80 Out-patients N = 91 In-patients N = 102 F P-value 1
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD   
   Ch1.1 Complexion 61.67 15.58 56.52 17.92 51.27 21.14 6.791 0.001** 5
   Ch1.2 Sleep 67.29 19.88 58.24 22.00 54.74 23.50 7.338 0.001** 3
   Ch1.3 Stamina 65.79 15.84 57.48 16.90 49.26 21.17 17.655 0.000** 2
   Ch1.4 Appetite & digestion 69.53 17.38 67.79 18.23 59.80 19.02 7.223 0.001** 4
   Ch1.5 Adaptation to climate 67.93 17.30 65.84 17.83 61.52 21.46 2.263 0.106
   Ch2.1 Consciousness 73.33 16.31 72.80 17.52 68.98 19.48 1.488 0.228
   Ch2.2 Thinking 67.81 14.54 64.34 17.23 61.13 18.94 3.162 0.044* 5
   Ch2.3 Spirit of the eyes 70.89 15.07 68.54 16.70 62.38 21.43 4.998 0.007** 5
   Ch2.4 Verbal expression 76.58 15.93 74.86 18.68 72.18 20.20 1.152 0.317
   Ch3.1 Joy 66.72 15.75 63.80 17.44 60.05 17.72 3.372 0.036* 5
   Ch3.2 Anger 59.44 17.95 54.18 17.44 51.03 17.25 5.197 0.006** 5
   Ch3.3 Depressed mood 73.02 17.69 72.07 17.06 65.36 19.86 5.355 0.005** 4
   Ch3.4 Fear & Anxiety 82.92 17.78 80.31 19.02 76.06 20.30 3.143 0.045* 5
ChQOL domains         
   Physical form 66.64 12.54 61.18 13.04 55.32 15.85 14.087 0.000** 2
   Spirit 72.02 12.97 70.14 15.00 66.20 17.85 2.954 0.054
   Emotion 70.52 14.52 67.59 14.30 63.13 14.90 6.269 0.002** 5
Overall ChQOL 69.84 11.26 66.30 11.73 61.50 13.61 9.781 0.000** 4
  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 (1,2), (1,3) and (2,3).
  5. 3The difference is significant for the group (1,2), (1,3).
  6. 4The difference is significant for the group (1,3), (2,3).
  7. 5The difference is significant for the group (1,3).