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Table 4 Comparison of quality of life between each of the groups among the postgas explosion respondents

From: Rate of psychiatric disorders and associations with quality of life among community members following the Kaohsiung gas explosion: an 18-month cross-sectional follow-up study

  Non-PTSD or MDE Probable PTSD Probable MDE Probable PTSD & MDE p Scheffé’s method
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Physical Functioning 90.6 22.1 60.3 33.8 82.1 22.8 66.7 41.5 < 0.001 a > b,d
c > d
Role Physical 76.7 24.5 49.3 24.8 64.3 31.3 51.4 34.5 < 0.001 a > b,d
Bodily Pain 89.7 18.5 68.4 28.4 73.2 18.3 58.3 35.4 < 0.001 a > b,c,d
General Health 53.9 26.0 23.5 21.1 35.0 27.0 13.9 13.2 < 0.001 a > b,d
Vitality 69.8 17.5 42.6 18.0 46.4 19.3 27.8 8.3 < 0.001 a > b,c,d
Social Functioning 83.3 17.3 64.7 23.1 69.6 20.0 55.6 17.3 < 0.001 a > b,d
Role Emotional 81.0 18.9 48.5 22.8 65.2 26.9 33.3 30.6 < 0.001 a > b,c,d
c > d
Mental Health 77.6 15.1 44.5 18.0 58.0 10.5 37.5 23.4 < 0.001 a > b,c,d
c > d
Physical Component Summary 49.7 8.1 41.9 10.9 46.0 7.5 42.7 14.0 < 0.001 a > b
Mental Component Summary 51.2 7.4 37.2 8.4 41.9 7.0 30.1 13.2 < 0.001 a > b,c,d
c > d