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Table 3 Differences in HRQoL (AQoL) dimensions across primary condition and Charlson comorbidity scores

From: Relationship between health-related quality of life, comorbidities and acute health care utilisation, in adults with chronic conditions

    Mean (SD) AQoL dimension scoresa AQoL
   N Ill IL SR PS PW utility
Primary health condition Asthma 215 0.46 (0.30) 0.82 (0.26) 0.85 (0.22) 0.93 (0.11) 0.83 (0.17) 0.61 (0.30)
COPD/other 248 0.39 (0.27) 0.68 (0.30) 0.79 (0.23) 0.88 (0.12) 0.80 (0.19) 0.45 (0.27)
Chronic Heart Failure 122 0.28 (0.24) 0.68 (0.32) 0.79 (0.24) 0.87 (0.15) 0.78 (0.20) 0.45 (0.31)
Ischaemic Heart Disease 136 0.49 (0.23) 0.82 (0.26) 0.84 (0.20) 0.91 (0.10) 0.82 (0.15) 0.57 (0.27)
Diabetes 915 0.34 (0.25) 0.84 (0.26) 0.88 (0.21) 0.93 (0.10) 0.82 (0.20) 0.62 (0.31)
  Peripheral Vascular Disease 151 0.19 (0.22) 0.63 (0.33) 0.76 (0.27) 0.86 (0.15) 0.76 (0.22) 0.40 (0.32)
  Wound care 30 0.43 (0.29) 0.60 (0.37) 0.78 (0.22) 0.88 (0.15) 0.83 (0.16) 0.43 (0.33)
  Aged Care 180 0.30 (0.25) 0.49 (0.33) 0.72 (0.29) 0.86 (0.14) 0.79 (0.19) 0.33 (0.27)
  Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA Test   χ2 = 141.6 p < 0.001 χ2 = 252.1 p < 0.001 χ2 = 132.2 p < 0.001 χ2 = 102.4 p < 0.001 χ2 = 29.52 p < 0.001 χ2 = 208.9 p < 0.001
Statistics 0/1 955 0.43 (0.27) 0.84 (0.25) 0.86 (0.21) 0.92 (0.11) 0.83 ( 0.18) 0.61 (0.30)
Charlson Score 2/3 494 0.32 (0.24) 0.76 (0.29) 0.84 (0.23) 0.91 (0.11) 0.81 (0.20) 0.54 (0.31)
  4/5 288 0.28 (0.23) 0.69 (0.31) 0.80 (0.25) 0.89 (0.12) 0.80 (0.19) 0.48 (0.31)
  ≥6 262 0.23 (0.24) 0.59 (0.35) 0.77 (0.27) 0.87 (0.15) 0.77 (0.21) 0.39 (0.31)
  Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA Test   χ2 = 182.8 p < 0.001 χ2 = 153.4 p < 0.001 χ2 = 45.5 p < 0.001 χ2 = 40.3 p < 0.001 χ2 = 24.3 p < 0.001 χ2 = 118.9 p < 0.001
  1. a = Ill: Illness; IL: Independent living; SR: Social relationships; PS: Physical senses; PW: Psychological wellbeing; SD = Standard Deviation