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Table 2 IBS-QOL and eight domain scores in male and female IBS-D patients

From: Intestinal symptoms and psychological factors jointly affect quality of life of patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea

Score Total (N = 227) Male (N = 133) Female (N = 94) p value*
IBS-QOL 71.68 ± 18.54 73.76 ± 17.29 68.73 ± 19.89 0.076
Dysphoria 64.98 ± 24.40 66.71 ± 23.23 62.53 ± 25.90 0.275
Interference with activity 67.94 ± 23.79 70.62 ± 21.68 64.13 ± 26.13 0.105
Body image 86.18 ± 15.67 88.25 ± 13.61 83.24 ± 17.85 0.076
Health worry 67.40 ± 22.71 68.48 ± 22.34 65.87 ± 23.25 0.427
Food avoidance 53.71 ± 26.92 56.77 ± 26.89 49.38 ± 26.50 0.037†
Social reaction 80.56 ± 20.27 83.41 ± 17.94 76.53 ± 22.65 0.015†
Sexual 83.09 ± 25.22 83.65 ± 24.96 82.31 ± 25.69 0.706
Relationship 81.75 ± 20.46 83.39 ± 19.07 79.43 ± 22.19 0.232
  1. *Males vs. females; †p < 0.05.