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Table 2 Health-related quality of life and psychological distress in patients with non-cardiac chest pain, (mean ± SD)

From: The associations between psychological distress and health-related quality of life in patients with non-cardiac chest pain

 All patients (N = 552)No history of cardiac disease (n = 360)History of cardiac disease (n = 188)P-value
Cardiac anxiety (CAQ)24.6 ± 13.022.7 ± 11.828.2 ± 14.5< 0.001
Depressive symptoms (PHQ-9)6.4 ± 5.95.8 ± 5.47.4 ± 6.60.002
Fear of body sensations (BSQ)31.4 ± 12.131.3 ± 11.731.5 ± 12.90.837
Somatization (PHQ-15)10.0 ± 5.49.5 ± 5.210.8 ± 5.60.007
Health-related quality of life (EQ-5D)
 EQ-5D VAS0.7 ± 0.20.7 ± 0.20.6 ± 0.2< 0.01
 EQ-5D index0.7 ± 0.30.7 ± 0.20.6 ± 0.3< 0.001
  1. Data is partly presented in another article published in BMC Psychiatry. Permission to use these data will be requested from BMC Psychiatry