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Table 5 Medication appropriateness and quality of life

From: Medication quality and quality of life in the elderly, a cohort study

Group EQ-5D index
at study start
EQ-5D index
at 6 months
EQ-5D index
at 12 months
  Mean Median n= Mean Median n= Mean Median n=
A (lowest MAI score) 0.58 0.73 47 0.59 0.69 34 0.57 0.73 33
B (medium MAI score) 0.51 0.66 44 0.50 0.60 32 0.43 0.62 32
C (highest MAI score) 0.33 0.39 46 0.32 0.41 32 0.37 0.37 34
  p = 0.001 p = 0.001 p = 0.013
  1. Statistical analyses were done using Jonckheere-Terpstra trend test.
  2. A higher MAI score equals worse medication quality.
  3. A higher EQ-5D index represents better quality of life (range 0 - 1, though negative values are possible and represents status "worse than death").