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Table 3 Selected factors present before, during or after diagnosis related to HRQoL as determined by PedsQL generic scale score and subscale scores

From: Health-related quality of life in Norwegian adolescents living with chronic fatigue syndrome

 NFactors present
Overall Yes No HRQoLPhysical functioningEmotional functioningSocial functioningSchool functioningPsychosocial functioning
 (Yes/No)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Diff (CI)Diff (CI)Diff (CI)Diff (CI)Diff (CI)Diff (CI)
Factors before diagnosis
 School attendance before diagnosis < 50%39/950 (18)61 (21)NsNsNsNs22 (−39; −6)13 (−26; −1)
 Using medications before diagnosis17/3045 (20)56 (17)NsNsNs13 (−22; −3)Ns10 (−20; −1)
Factors during diagnostic evaluation
 Occupational therapist engaged in diagnostic evaluation31/1853 (18)49 (20)NsNs−12 (2–24)NsNsNs
 Physical therapist engaged in diagnostic evaluation34/1554 (17)47 (22)NsNs14 (3–26)NsNsNs
 Nutritionist engaged in diagnostic evaluation5/4461 (8)51 (19)NsNs−19 (1–37)NsNsNs
Factors after diagnosis
 Support from schoolteacher42/755 (17)41 (17)−14 (1–29)Ns−19 (4–35)NsNs−15 (2–28)
 Been to physical therapy27/2250 (17)57 (19)NsNsNsNs14 (−27; −1)Ns
 Been to rehabilitation stay14/3543 (15)57 (17)14 (−24; −3)Ns23 (−34; −11)14 (− 22; −6)Ns14 (− 24; −5)
 Participation in leisure activity21/4159 (17)46 (16)−13 (4–22)−18 (6–31)Ns− 13 (5–21)−15 (4–26)−10 (2–19)
 Delayed school progression37/1249 (16)65 (18)16 (− 27; −4)18 (− 35; − 2)Ns14 (−23; − 6)21 (− 35; −7)14 (− 24; − 4)
 SMFQ Sum score 11 or higher (cut of, depression symptoms)17/4637 (12)55 (16)18 (− 27; − 10)14 (− 28; − 1)28 (− 37; − 20)21 (−28; − 14)13 (−25; − 1)21 (−29; − 14)
  1. Two-sided Independent Samples T-test. Overall HRQoL reported as mean (SD), and differences in overall HRQoL and subscale scores reported with 95% Confidence Interval or Ns if not statistically significant