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Table 5 Comparison of LTCQ scores (completed in full) (LTCQ and LTCQ-8) among sub-groups- cohort, hospital admissions, LTC-type

From: Rasch analysis of the long-term conditions questionnaire (LTCQ) and development of a short-form (LTCQ-8)

  Total sample (N = 1211) Primary care (N = 917) Social care (N = 294) LTC hospital admission (N = 230) No LTC hospital admission (N = 953) No mental health condition reported (N = 689) Mental health condition reported (N = 522)
LTCQ LTCQ-8 LTCQ LTCQ-8 LTCQ LTCQ-8 LTCQ LTCQ-8 LTCQ LTCQ-8 LTCQ LTCQ-8 LTCQ LTCQ-8
N 1082 1156 838 894 244 262 197 213 863 917 624 664 458 492
Mean score 65.1 65.0 70.0 70.4 48.2 46.6 54.6 53.2 67.8 68.2 74.2 75.6 52.7 50.8
SD 23.0 25.1 21.7 23.7 19.1 20.7 21.5 23.6 22.7 24.6 20.2 21.1 20.8 23.1
SE 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.0
25th % 46.3 43.8 53.8 53.1 35 31.3 39.4 37.5 48.8 50.0 60.0 62.5 38.4 34.8
50th % 66.3 65.6 72.5 75.0 46.3 43.8 51.3 50.0 71.3 71.9 78.8 81.3 48.8 46.9
75th % 85.0 87.5 88.5 90.6 58.8 62.5 71.9 71.9 87.5 90.6 91.3 93.8 68.8 68.8
Correlation (Spearman's) .97*** .96*** .94*** .96*** .97*** .96*** .96***
  1. ***Correlation is significant at p < 0.001 (2-tailed)