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Table 3 Mann–Whitney U tests in subscores of HRQOL

From: Re-evaluation of the definition of remission on the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale based on recovery in health-related quality of life in an observational post-marketing study

  PCS MCS PF RP BP GH VT SF RE MH
Total 47.57 ± 9.78 33.72 ± 13.45 86.28 ± 15.95 51.87 ± 42.24 67.98 ± 25.64 50.29 ± 20.49 40.13 ± 23.74 60.86 ± 26.76 39.52 ± 42.23 49.63 ± 23.83
HAM-D17 ≥ 5 46.26 ± 10.00 30.16 ± 11.85 84.23 ± 16.53 44.02 ± 41.42 64.38 ± 25.58 46.14 ± 19.19 33.97 ± 21.08 55.16 ± 25.47 29.46 ± 37.76 43.70 ± 21.72
HAM-D17 ≤ 4 52.79 ± 6.69 47.90 ± 9.53 94.41 ± 9.87 81.10 ± 29.00 82.31 ± 20.37 66.79 ± 16.94 64.62 ± 16.96 83.53 ± 18.50 79.54 ± 34.74 73.26 ± 15.90
  1. p < 0.001
  2. Abbreviations: PCS Physical component summary, MCS Mental component summary, PF physical functioning, RP role physical, BP bodily pain, GH general health perceptions, VT vitality, SF social functioning, RE role emotional, MH mental health
  3. In Mann-Whitney U tests, all respective scores of HRQOL for HAM-D17 ≤ 4 are significantly higher than those of HAM-D17 ≥ 5