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Table 4 Correlation between EQ-5D item scores and percentage of work effectiveness overall and by Work Time Loss Category

From: Association between work time loss and quality of life in patients with Herpes Zoster: a pooled analysis of the MASTER studies

Variable Work Time Loss Category EQ-5D item scores Correlation coefficient b P-value
Percent work effectivenessc Overall Mobility −0.265 <0.001
Self-Care −0.243 <0.001
Usual activities −0.401 <0.001
Pain/Discomfort −0.396 <0.001
Anxiety/Depression −0.331 <0.001
EQ-5D summary scores based on UK weight 0.427 <0.001
EQ-5D VAS 0.490 <0.001
  Mobility −0.238 <0.001
  Self-Care −0.158 <0.001
  Usual activities −0.323 <0.001
No Work Time Loss Pain/Discomfort −0.356 <0.001
Anxiety/Depression −0.329 <0.001
EQ-5D summary scores based on UK weight 0.402 <0.001
  EQ-5D VAS 0.511 <0.001
  Mobility −0.148 <0.001
  Self-Care −0.162 <0.001
  Usual activities −0.245 <0.001
Work Time Lossa Pain/Discomfort −0.161 <0.001
Anxiety/Depression −0.140 <0.001
  EQ-5D summary scores based on UK weight 0.209 <0.001
  EQ-5D VAS 0.260 <0.001
  1. WPQ Work and Productivity Questionnaire, VAS visual analogue scale
  2. aPatients with Work Time Loss were defined as those who reported missing work due to their shingles episode (entire day or part of a day) at baseline, or at any of the follow-up visits (Visits 2–10) as assessed by the WPQ
  3. bCorrelation coefficient was calculated based on Pearson’s correlation measure
  4. cPooled over time (Visits 1–10)