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Table 2 Comparison of WHOQoL: between polyneuropathy patients and gender- and age-matched healthy subjects

From: Quality of life in polyneuropathy: association with biomarkers of small fiber impairment

  Polyneuropathy patients Matched healthy subjects P value (t-test)
  N Score (Mean ± SD) N Score (Mean ± SD)
WHOQoL      
Domain 1 (Physical) 61 48.9 ± 10.8 61 68.2 ± 12.5 <.0001
Domain 2 (Psychological) 61 51.8 ± 13.2 61 62.0 ± 13.8 <.0001
Domain 3 (Social) 61 64.7 ± 14.4 61 63.0 ± 12.4 0.4928
Domain 4 (Environment) 61 64.3 ± 14.1 61 62.0 ± 14.3 0.3769
EQ-5D      
Mobility 61 1.56 ± 0.50 61 1.02 ± 0.13 <.0001
Self-care 61 1.26 ± 0.48 61 1.03 ± 0.26 <.0001
Usual activity 61 1.38 ± 0.49 61 1.08 ± 0.28 <.0001
Pain / discomfort 61 1.95 ± 0.46 61 1.25 ± 0.43 <.0001
Anxiety / depression 61 1.30 ± 0.56 61 1.13 ± 0.34 0.089
Index 61 0.51 ± 0.26 61 0.88 ± 0.20 <.0001
VAS 61 63.67 ± 16.23 61 73.56 ± 13.46 <.0001
  1. Abbreviation: WHOQoL WHO quality of life-BREF, EQ-5D European Quality of Life-5 Dimensions