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Table 2 Bivariate relationships of general health perceptions and overall quality of life at four time-points

From: Quality of life can both influence and be an outcome of general health perceptions after heart surgery

  Baseline 3 months 6 months 12 months
  General health gQoL QoLS-N General health gQoL QoLS-N General health gQoL QoLS-N General health gQoL QoLS-N
Baseline             
   General health 446 .32* .38* .57* .27* .18 .58* .24 .20 .54* .22 .24
   gQoL   1.25 .42* .37* .32* .23 .36* .43* .34* .35* .46* .35*
   QoLS-N    104 .28* .22 .58* .35* .30* .59* .21 .24 .59*
3 months             
   General health     354 .55* .42* .71* .39* .30* .75* .46* .42*
   gQoL      .76 .52* .44* .53* .30* .47* .54* .46*
   QoLS-N       107 .36* .37* .61* .35* .37* .66*
6 months             
   General health        387 .53* .54* .66* .41* .51*
   gQoL         .81 .57* .37* .62* .42*
   QoLS-N          120 .24 .43* .64*
12 months             
   General health           453 .43* .49*
   gQoL            .80 .52*
   QoLS-N             106
  1. The diagonal (italic) represents variance; the upper diagonal contains Pearson correlation coefficients, asterisks indicate p = 0.01. Common to all three scales, higher scores indicate better health or quality of life.