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Table 4 Associations of the Short Form – 36 with sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of localized scleroderma patients

From: Health-related quality of life and its influencing factors in adult patients with localized scleroderma - a cross-sectional study

Possible factorStatistical testPCSMCS
Result*PresultP
Age at surveySpearman rank correlation−0.430.0050.060.70
Age at disease onset (years)−0.340.0320.160.33
Disease uration (years)−0.240.13−0.130.44
Body surface area affected by LoS−0.260.100.220.18
LoSCAT summary score−0.330.0370.190.25
GenderU Mann-Whitney102.00.6575.00.15
Comorbid medical conditions209.00.56206.50.61
Musculoskeletal manifestations97.00.03074.00.36
Symptoms310.00.002210.00.79
ResidenceKruskal-Wallis6.970.078.880.031
Education2.970.400.880.83
Working9.050.064.170.38
Marital status4.880.302.610.63
Activity of the disease1.050.795.920.12
  1. MCS mental component summary, PCS physical component summary
  2. The result of Spearman correlation test is r. The result of U Mann-Whitney test is U-statistics and of the Kruskal-Wallis is chi-square