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Table 2 Descriptive data for domain scores from United Kingdom (UK) and United States of America (US)

From: Validation of the individualised neuromuscular quality of life for the USA with comparison of the impact of muscle disease on those living in USA versus UK

   Extent Importance Overall
   Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Daily activities UK 3.84 1.10 3.88 1.14 6.74 2.10
  US 3.65 1.17 3.92 1.00 6.76 1.73
Employment UK 2.69* 1.76 2.68* 1.77 4.36* 3.48
  US 3.78 1.38 4.20 0.92 7.37 1.70
Social activities UK 3.96* 1.13 3.80 1.17 6.76 2.18
  US 3.67 1.23 3.91 0.99 6.78 1.83
Relationships (friends) UK 2.56 1.36 2.71* 1.48 4.27* 2.72
  US 2.60 1.35 3.35 1.22 5.43 2.15
Relationships (family) UK 2.82 1.49 3.03* 1.59 4.84* 2.94
  US 2.71 1.44 3.73 1.13 6.04 2.07
Relationships (partner) UK 2.66* 1.62 2.92* 1.76 4.56* 3.28
  US 3.15 1.48 4.05 1.08 6.70 1.98
Relationships (others) UK 2.60 1.44 2.63* 1.46 4.23* 2.81
  US 2.45 1.33 3.33 1.17 5.26 2.14
Independence UK 3.78* 1.42 4.05 1.34 6.81 2.65
  US 3.54 1.39 4.13 1.06 7.00 1.95
Emotions UK 3.73 1.27 3.77 1.27 6.50 2.41
  US 3.38 1.36 3.84 1.09 6.50 2.07
Body image UK 3.36 1.46 3.21 1.41 5.55 2.76
  US 3.06 1.45 3.47 1.21 6.00 2.29
Perceptions of the future UK 4.13 1.07 4.07 1.13 7.19 2.06
  US 3.92 1.26 4.15 1.02 7.28 1.91
  1. Extent column: Extent of Impact (minimum 1 and maximum 5); Importance column: Importance of impact (minimum 1 and maximum 5); Overall column: Overall impact (minimum 1 and maximum 9)
  2. * significantly different (P < 0.01) (unpaired t- test)
  3. SD: Standard deviation