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Table 3 Comparison of patients’ quality of life (Mean ± SD) between normal and abnormal groups

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

  QST IENFD
  Normal Abnormal P Normal Abnormal P
WHOQoL       
Physical domain 14.0 ± 2.0 11.9 ± 2.7 0.014 15.0 ± 2.0 11.5 ± 2.5 0.0005
Psychological domain 14.2 ± 2.2 11.9 ± 2.8 0.007 14.8 ± 2.3 12.1 ± 2.7 0.006
Social domain 15.6 ± 1.7 14.2 ± 1.8 0.006 15.1 ± 1.9 14.3 ± 2.4 0.048
Environment domain 15.2 ± 1.4 13.8 ± 2.2 0.030 15.5 ± 1.6 13.9 ± 2.3 0.011
EQ-5D       
Index 0.72 ± 0.09 0.68 ± 0.14 0.063 0.75 ± 0.04 0.68 ± 0.15 0.008
VAS 65 ± 20 62 ± 15 0.288 76 ± 13 57 ± 15 0.002
BPI-SF       
1 week 4.32 ± 1.67 5.03 ± 1.58 0.148 3.50 ± 1.57 4.78 ± 1.56 0.033
Now 3.91 ± 2.00 5.06 ± 1.88 0.100 3.75 ± 1.66 4.56 ± 2.26 0.284
Interference 2.44 ± 1.86 4.36 ± 2.02 0.005 1.89 ± 1.64 4.21 ± 2.28 0.007
  1. WHOQoL domain scores range from 4 to 20. EQ-5D Index scores range from 0 to 1, and VAS scores range from 0 to 1000. BPI-SF scores ranged from 0 (not painful) to 10 (most painful)