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Table 2 Significant symptom- and functioning-scores related to social demographic parameters

From: Mode of allocation and social demographic factors correlate with impaired quality of life after liver transplantation

Correlated parameter Mean value (±SD) p-value univariate p-value multivariate
Working:    
Physical Functioning 92 (±11,1) <0.001 <0.001
Role Functioning 82 (±22.5) 0.001 0.01
Global Health Status 77 (±24.1) 0.005 0.02
Fatigue 23 (±20.1) <0.001 0.002
Dyspnoe 11 (±20.9) 0.004 0.008
Insomnia 23 (±31.5) 0.013 0.032
Pain 20 (±28.1) 0.035 n.s.
Retired:    
Physical Functioning 66 (±23.4) 0.001 n.s.
Role Functioning 59 (±32.6) 0.038 n.s.
Dyspnoe 32 (±33.6) 0.003 n.s.
No graduation:    
Cognitive Functioning 46 (±25) 0.027 0.03
Constipation 25 (±31.9) 0.024 0.022
Financial Difficulties 75 (±16.7) 0.034 n.s.
Secondary school:    
Global Health Status 68 (±23.6) 0.013 0.007
Insomnia 48 (±36.6) 0.031 n.s.
Diarrhea 13 (±20.9) 0.04 n.s.
Secondary modern school:    
Cognitive Functioning 79 (±24.1) 0.033 n.s.
Insomnia 32 (±35.6) 0.017 0.002
Technical college qualification:    
Insomnia 58 (±37.5) 0.045 n.s.
University-entrance diploma:    
Pain 21 (±30.5) 0.046 n.s.
Insomnia 23 (±24.4) 0.021 0.009
No education:    
Diarrhea 20 (±35.8) <0.001 <0.001
Financial Difficulties 63 (±33.1) 0.011 0.042
Traineeship:    
Dyspnoe 30 (±32.7) 0.038 n.s.
Technical college:    
Diarrhea 20 (±28.1) 0.034 0.012
Financial Difficulties 31 (±37.5) 0.041 0.032
Age <47 year:    
Role Functioning 74 (±27.7) 0.01 n.s.
Physical Functioning 81 (±18.5) 0.001 n.s.
Constipation 7 (±15.5) 0.032 0.032
Financial Difficulties 47 (±40.5) 0.007 n.s.
Age ≥57 years:    
Physical Functioning 65 (±22.9) 0.003 n.s.
Diarrhea 11 (±20.8) 0.018 n.s.
Financial Difficulties 22 (±33.2) <0.001 0.003
Divorced:    
Physical Functioning 71 (±25.1) 0.039 0.04
Living alone:    
Pain 18 (±29.4) 0.029 n.s.
Married:    
Diarrhea 15 (±24.2) 0.05 n.s.
Distance to transplant center >155 km:    
Role Functioning 58 (±33.7) 0.011 0.023
Emotional Functioning 64 (±26.1) 0.031 0.035
Fatigue 47 (±29.4) 0.017 0.014
Dyspnoe 34 (±33.3) 0.01 0.046
Follow up at transplant center:    
Emotional Functioning 66 (±25.5) 0.01 0.012
Cognitive Functioning 72 (±25.3) 0.006 0.009
Fatigue 44 (±27.8) 0.005 0.022
Insomnia 43 (±36.3) 0.028 0.038
Size of hometown (population 50.000–100.000):    
Global Health Status 53 (±22) 0.034 n.s.