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Table 3 Comparison of Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) between fathers and mothers of participants with Pervasive Development Disorder (PDDs). Mental Retardation (MR). Cerebral Palsy (CP) and control group (CG).

From: Impairment of quality of life in parents of children and adolescents with pervasive developmental disorder

  PDDs fathers n.30 PDDs mothers n.39   MR fathers n.40 MR mothers n.49   CP fathers n.27 CP mothers n.27   Control fathers n.35 Control Mothers n.42  
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p
Q1 59.17 (16.72) 58.33 (21.71) N.S. 67.05 (17.7) 63.27 (20.48) N.S. 66.18 (17.55) 60.35 (16.53) N.S. 78.57 (16.21) 77.98 (13.75) N.S.
Q2 65.83 (19.12) 55.77 (26.57) N.S. 72.16 (18.06) 67.35 (21.77) N.S. 63.24 (20) 65.29 (19.98) N.S. 74.29 (22.27) 71.43 (21.08) N.S.
Physical 65.48 (11.11) 53.94 (16.34) 0.001 67.37 (12.83) 64.65 (15.91) N.S. 64.92 (17.05) 60.87 (12.99) N.S. 72.24 (14.8) 68.45 (15.68) N.S.
Psychological 64.58 (16) 57.59 (17.41) N.S. 71.69 (12.41) 68.79 (13.4) N.S. 76.47 (9.65) 67.2 (15.68) 0.03 68.93 (14.93) 64.38 (15.4) N.S.
Relationships 60 (18.36) 58.97 (23.68) N.S. 68.37 (16.13) 69.73 (16.47) N.S. 72.06 (9.26) 66.97 (15.99) N.S. 75.24 (15.59) 72.22 (18.56) N.S.
Environment 53.75 (12.7) 48.96 (14.84) N.S. 55.61 (12.46) 57.14 (11.71) N.S. 59.01 (12.59) 54.64 (12.6) N.S. 56.96 (17.78) 54.24 (19) N.S.