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Table 6 Pairwise spearman correlations between SF-36 and PEmb-QoL dimension/summary score*

From: Quality of life after pulmonary embolism: validation of the French version of the PEmb-QoL questionnaire

PEmb-QoL SF-36 physical functioning Physical role functioning Bodily pain General health Vitality Social functioning Emotional role functioning Mental health Physical health summary Mental health summary
Frequency of complaints 0.47 0.51 0.68 0.47 0.60 0.56 0.49 0.61 0.49 0.59
ADL limitations 0.90 0.72 0.61 0.57 0.54 0.56 0.64 0.40 0.80 0.39
Work-related problems 0.62 0.80 0.66 0.47 0.58 0.63 0.59 0.42 0.70 0.46
Social limitations 0.62 0.70 0.61 0.54 0.57 0.69 0.58 0.53 0.64 0.56
Intensity of complaints 0.59 0.58 0.72 0.50 0.66 0.67 0.51 0.56 0.60 0.58
Emotional complaints 0.53 0.68 0.65 0.55 0.62 0.83 0.71 0.71 0.54 0.76
PEmb-QoL summary score 0.80 0.77 0.75 0.61 0.69 0.75 0.68 0.60 0.76 0.61
  1. Abbreviations: ADL = Activities of daily living.
  2. *Numbers represent Spearman correlation coefficients (r). The SF-36 summary and dimension scores were reversed for this analysis, i.e. the lower the score, the better the quality of life. All correlations between dimension/summary scores were statistically significant (P <0.001).