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Table 6 Spearman rank correlation coefficient (except for ‘sensation’) between severity of foot ulceration (PEDIS scale) and HRQoL measured with DFS-SF and SF-36v2

From: Health related quality of life in patients with diabetic foot ulceration — translation and Polish adaptation of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Scale short form

  Ulcer size Perfusion Depth/tissue loss Infection Sensationa
  DFS-SF
Leisure −0,066 −0.253* −0.079 −0.011 0.001
Physical health 0,016 −0.287* 0.019 −0.005 <0.001
Worried about ulcers/feet −0,003 −0.184* −0.031 −0.019 0.001
Dependence/daily life −0,094 −0.312* −0.009 −0.009 <0.001
Negative emotions −0,081 −0.225* −0.055 −0.063 <0.001
Bothered by ulcer care −0,154* −0.126 −0.057 −0.109 0.002
  SF-36v2
Physical functioning −0,045 −0.259* −0.153* −0.089 0.000
Role physical −0,132 −0.131 −0.097 −0.103 0.044
Bodily pain −0,041 −0.193* −0.069 −0.082 0.000
General health 0,138 −0.112 0.189* 0.135 0.003
Vitality 0,038 −0.232* 0.029 0.036 0.003
Social functioning −0,052 −0.104 −0.008 −0.039 0.002
Role emotional 0,000 −0.189* −0.005 0.013 0.007
Mental health 0,053 −0.143* −0.002 −0.024 0.001
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. a Mann Whitney-U test