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Table 3 Comparisons of satisfaction and importance scores of quality of life index by group (n = 52 per group)

From: Do quality of life, participation and environment of older adults differ according to level of activity?

Continuous variables (/6) G1 Mean (SD) G2 Mean (SD) G3 Mean (SD) p value
Health and functioning:     
   - Satisfaction 5.0 (0.5) 4.4 (0.8) 3.8 (0.8) < 0.001 a
   - Importance 5.1 (0.5) 5.1 (0.5) 4.8 (0.6) 0.01 b
Socio-economic:     
   - Satisfaction 4.6 (0.5) 4.3 (0.6) 4.1 (0.6) < 0.001 b
   - Importance 4.5 (0.4) 4.4 (0.4) 4.3 (0.6) 0.045 a
Psychological/spiritual:     
   - Satisfaction 5.1 (0.4) 4.9 (0.6) 4.7 (0.6) 0.003 a
   - Importance 5.3 (0.4) 5.3 (0.5) 5.2 (0.7) 0.51b
Family:     
   - Satisfaction 4.7 (0.9) 4.8 (1.1) 4.6 (0.9) 0.60b
   - Importance 5.4 (0.8) 5.6 (0.6) 5.4 (0.8) 0.48b
Total score:     
   - Satisfaction 4.8 (0.4) 4.5 (0.6) 4.2 (0.6) < 0.001 b
   - Importance 5.0 (0.3) 5.0 (0.3) 4.8 (0.5) 0.07a
  1. G1: SMAF < 5 G2: SMAF [5, 19] G3: SMAF > 19
  2. a : p value associated with Welch F-ratio. A significant value (p < 0.05) indicates a difference between the three groups.
  3. b : p value associated with ANOVA. A significant value (p < 0.05) indicates a difference between the three groups.