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Table 1 Relationship between the physical component summary (PCS) of SF-36 and severity of problems in each domain of the CIRS

From: Multimorbidity and quality of life: a closer look

Degrees of severity by domain of CIRS PCS (mean ± sd) p value η2
Cardiac    
No problem/Mild/Moderate 43.2 ± 11.8 0.0004 5.19%
Severe 39.2 ± 12.9   
Vascular    
No problem 46.7 ± 11.4 <0.0001 10.83%
Mild/Moderate/Severe 38.6 ± 11.8   
Haematological    
No problem 42.7 ± 12.1 0.1221 1.01%
Mild/Moderate/Severe 39.2 ± 12.9   
Respiratory    
No problem/Mild 44.7 ± 11.7 <0.0001 12.14%
Moderate 37.5 ± 10.9   
Severe 31.2 ± 12.4   
Ophthalmologic and ORL    
No problem/Mild 43.4 ± 12.1 0.0013 4.32%
Moderate/Severe 36.5 ± 11.6   
Upper gastrointestinal    
No problem/Mild 44.3 ± 11.6 <0.0001 9.17%
Moderate/Severe 35.7 ± 12.2   
Lower gastrointestinal    
No problem/Mild 43.4 ± 12.1 0.0050 3.30%
Moderate/Severe 38.1 ± 12.2   
Hepatic and pancreatic    
No problem 42.9 ± 11.8 0.1483 0.89%
Mild/Moderate 40.3 ± 13.3   
Renal    
No problem/Mild 42.6 ± 12.2 0.0457 1.69%
Moderate/Severe 35.6 ± 12.3   
Genitourinary    
No problem 44.5 ± 12.2 0.0101 2.78%
Mild/Moderate/Severe 40.4 ± 12.1   
Musculoskeletal    
No problem 48.8 ± 9.2 <0.0001 16.44%
Mild/Moderate 42.0 ± 12.2   
Severe 34.6 ± 11.2   
Neurological    
No problem 44.5 ± 11.6 <0.0001 9.72%
Mild/Moderate/Severe 35.9 ± 11.9   
Endocrine, metabolic, breast    
No problem/Mild 44.8 ± 11.6 0.0014 5.44%
Moderate 41.3 ± 11.9   
Severe 33.9 ± 14.8   
Psychiatric    
No problem/Mild 44.5 ± 11.6 <0.0001 6.58%
Moderate/Severe 37.9 ± 12.4