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Table 2 Bivariate correlations between SF 36 quality of life scale PCS and MCS with characteristics of patients with RVVC

From: Health-related quality of life as measured with the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire in patients with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis

SF 36 scale and characteristics of RVVC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. PCS# 1        
2. MCS# 0.736** 1       
3. Ages of patients# 0.045 0.075 1      
4. VVC score# −0.056 0.010 0.089 1     
5. Itching § 0.028 0.017 0.183 0.507** 1    
6. Burning § 0.087 0.086 0.134 0.510** 0.026 1   
7. Erythema § −0.035 0.002 0.052 0.532** −0.013 0.192 1  
8. Vaginal discharge § −0.076 0.012 −0.174 0.767** 0.090 0.218* 0.386** 1
  1. #Pearson’s correlation was performed to test the correlation among continuous variables. § Spearman’s correlations was performed to test the correlation among rank variables. Significance correlation at *p < 0.05 level and **p < 0.01 level (2-tailed). MCS Mental composite score, PCS Physical composite score, RVVC recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis