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Table 3 Mean Unadjusted PedsQL 4.0 Generic Quality of Life Scores in Thalassaemia patients compared to Healthy Schoolchildren

From: Health related quality of life in Malaysian children with thalassaemia

Domain Thalassaemia Patients (n = 78) Healthy Controls (n = 235) Difference 95% Confidence Interval of the Difference P-Value
Physical Functioning 69.15 (16.45) 84.84 (13.04) -15.69 (-19.75 to -11.63) <0.001
Emotional Functioning 68.14 (17.22) 69.72 (17.71) -1.58 (-6.10 to 2.94) 0.492
Social Functioning 74.29 (18.77) 82.36 (15.87) -8.07 (-12.34 to -3.78) <0.001
School Functioning 60.14 (16.41) 79.21 (15.75) -19.08 (-23.27 to -14.88) <0.001
Psychosocial Health Summary 67.58 (12.77) 77.09 (13.12) -9.52 (-12.99 to -6.04) <0.001
Total Summary Score 68.91 (12.12) 79.79 (11.60) -10.88 (-14.11 to 7.65) <0.001
  1. Values are presented as Mean (SD)