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Table 6 Medication appropriateness and quality of life

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

Group EQ VAS
at study start
EQ VAS
at 6 months
EQ VAS
at 12 months
  Mean Median n= Mean Median n= Mean Median n=
A (lowest MAI score) 55.8 50.0 47 61.0 60.0 33 63.2 60.0 32
B (medium MAI score) 51.2 50.0 43 51.7 50.0 32 51.0 50.0 32
C (highest MAI score) 46.2 50.0 46 45.2 50.0 29 51.7 50.0 34
  p = 0.026 p = 0.003 p = 0.007
  1. Statistical analyses were done using Jonckheere-Terpstra trend test.
  2. A higher MAI score equals worse medication quality.
  3. A higher EQ VAS represents better self-rated quality of life (range 0 - 100).