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Table 4 Significant rank mean score differences in six CHQ-PF28 scales1 between schoolchildren with and without allergy-associated parameters2.

From: Health-related quality of life in food hypersensitive schoolchildren and their families: parents' perceptions

Allergy-associated parameters   HRQL 3
   Child Parent Family
   PhS PsS PE PT FA FC
Food reactions        
Gastro intestinal symptoms (N = 67) Yes
No
p
   77.6
86.1
0.033
   
OAS – Oral Allergy Syndrome4 (N = 63) Yes
No
p
  51.6
47.7
0.016
    
Difficulty breathing4 (N = 53) Yes
No
p
47.0
51.6
0.008
52.6
47.6
0.006
    75.6
64.3
0.021
Anaphylaxis4 (N = 20) Yes
No
p
  55.3
48.6
0.003
    
Additional family member(s) with food hypersensitivity (N = 78) Yes
No
p
   79.6
85.6
0.045
88.7
92.7
0.045
82.8
89.3
0.045
 
Sibling(s) with food hypersensitivity (N = 45) Yes
No
p
  46.5
51.1
0.023
  85.2
93.0
0.006
  
Male gender (N = 63) Yes
No
p
47.2
52.1
0.014
     
  1. 1 The six CHQ-PF28 health scales used in this study are: PhS = Physical Summary measure; PsS = Psychosocial Summary measure; PE = Parental impact-Emotional; PT = Parental impact-Time; FA = Family impact-Activities; FC = Family impact-Cohesion [28].
  2. 2 Allergy-associated parameters tested not showing significant mean differences were: the food reactions skin symptoms and eye-nose symptoms; food reactions in the past 12 months; parent(s) with food hypersensitivity.
  3. 3 HRQL = Health-related quality of life
  4. 4 Score means shown in italics indicate higher score means, i.e. higher HRQL, when the allergy-associated parameter mentioned was present.