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Table 6 Known Group Validity

From: Development and validation of a French patient-based health-related quality of life instrument in kidney transplant: the ReTransQoL

  ReTransQol SF36
  PH MH MC FG TR PH SF RF RE MH V BP GH
Variables associated with a decreased quality of life
Unemployed + +     + + + +   + + +
Living alone   +            
Female      +         
Age > 55       + + + +    +  
Hospitalizations in previous 12 months +      +   + +     +
Hospitalizations in previous 12 months for KT +   +           
Period of transplantation      +        +  
Comorbidities index   +   +   +        +
Diabetes    + +          
Depression   +    +   +       
BMI +             
Smoking status +             
Stressful life events + +      +    + +   
Variables associated with increased quality of life              
Previous unsuccessful Kidney transplants     + +       +   +
Antimetabolites      +         
  1. + = Indicates a statistically significant relationship