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Table 2 Relationships between EDQLS Scores, Demographic and Clinical Variables

From: Development and multi-site validation of a new condition-specific quality of life measure for eating disorders

Variable N EDQLS Total Scale Score* Mean (SD) Test Statistic and significance level†
Age Group    
   < 18 50 115.7 (30.5) F = 1.31 ; .273
   19–24 55 107.9 (27.8)  
   25–29 21 102.8 (30.3)  
   >30 44 109.5 (21.4)  
Primary Diagnosis    
   AN (restricting type) 48 108.6 (28.3) F = .785 ; .504
   AN (binge-purge type) 24 105.2 (28.0)  
   BN 55 109.6 (24.0)  
   EDNOS 42 115.2 (31.1)  
Psychiatric Comorbidity    F = 9.10 ; .003
   Yes 88 103.3 (22.5)  
   No 42 117.9 (31.3)  
Medical Comorbidity    
   Yes 45 102.9 (22.0) F = 2.63 ;.107
   No 85 110.8 (28.2)  
BMI Category    
   <18 42 110.4 (30.3) F = 1.22 ; .304
   18.5–24.9 65 109.0 (25.9)  
   25–29.9 10 97.3 (18.9)  
   30+ 4 90.7 (15.6)  
Age First Symptoms    
   <12 years 32 104.0 (22.3) F = 1.75 ; .161
   13–15 49 114.2 (25.7)  
   16–18 20 112.7 (35.7)  
   18 or over 22 101.6 (22.3)  
Stage of Change**    
   Pre-contemplation/Contemplation 11 81.9 (15.0) F = 15.1 ; .000
   Preparation 20 90.8 (12.3)  
   Action 65 108.7 (22.3)  
   Maintenance/Recovery 34 125.4 (29.6)  
Time in Treatment    
   <3 months 35 110.3 (29.0) F = 4.65 ; .011
   3–12 months 52 100.0 (23.6)  
   12 months or more 42 116.0 (25.4)  
Psychiatric Symptom Severity^    
   Low 43 135.3 (22.6) F = 86.9 ; .000
   Med 45 101.3 (11.2)  
   High 42 87.4 (16.4)  
ED Symptom Severity#    
   Low 43 136.1 (21.2) F = 95.3 ; .000
   Med 42 100.5 (12.5)  
   High 45 88.1 (26.4)  
  1. * EDQLS – possible scores range from 0 to 200 with higher scores indicating higher QoL.
  2. ** As measured on the MSCARED
  3. ^ BSI – Global Severity Index
  4. # EDI-2 – Total score across all subscales
  5. † using Analysis of Variance. Differences that are statistically significant at least at the .01 level are in bold text.