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Table 2 Paired t test correlations between QoL and coping strategies

From: Coping with age-related hearing loss: patient-caregiver dyad effects on quality of life

   Patients’ QoL (WHOQoL scores) Caregivers’ QoL (WHOQoL scores)
Physical Psychol. Social Environ. Physical Psychol. Social Environ.
Patients’ coping (BriefCope) Social support −0,035 0,000 0,138 ** 0,105 * 0,040 0,059 0,002 0,149 **
Problem-solving 0,263 ** 0,343 ** 0,182 ** 0,293 ** 0,076 0,107 * 0,071 0,121 *
Avoidance −0,227 ** −0,342 ** −0,221 ** − 0,166 ** 0,012 − 0,043 − 0,058 −0,076
Positive-thinking 0,271 ** 0,384 ** 0,296 ** 0,327 ** 0,112 * 0,114 * 0,128 ** 0,130 **
Caregivers’coping (BriefCope) Social support 0,100 * 0,113 * −0,012 0,098 * 0,021 0,012 0,060 0,087
Problem-solving 0,021 0,040 0,098 * 0,078 0,304 ** 0,386 ** 0,223 ** 0,290 **
Avoidance −0,065 −0,021 -0,056 -0,059 -0,134 ** -0,239 ** -0,079 -0,093
Positive-thinking -0,039 -0,015 0,004 0,030 0,287 ** 0,458 ** 0,254 ** 0,300 **
  1. BriefCope higher the scores, higher use of the strategy, WHOQoL higher the scores, higher the QoL, Bold values significant correlation; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01