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Table 2 Comparison of mean QoL measured with the Profile of Quality of Life in the Chronically Ill (PLC) in PKU patients with the German norm; Mean and Standard Deviation

From: Evaluation of quality of life and description of the sociodemographic state in adolescent and young adult patients with phenylketonuria (PKU)

  Patient collective 17–38 years Mean (SD) Normal collective 18–34 years Mean (SD) Significance
Physical functioning 2.9 (0.6) 2.8 (0.6) n.s.
Psychological Functioning 2.8 (0.7) 2.7 (0.6) n.s.
Positive Mood 2.7 (0.8) 2.5 (0.7) n.s.
Negative Mood 3.2 (0.6) 3.0 (0.8) n.s.
Social Functioning 2.9 (0.9) 2.7 (0.7) n.s.
Social Well-being 3.1 (0.7) 3.0 (0.7) n.s.
Number of symptoms 1.0 (0.9) -