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Table 3 Perception of healthy days and quality of life (QOL)

From: Quality of life and challenges experienced by the surviving adults with transfusion dependent thalassaemia in Malaysia: a cross sectional study

  Mean (SD)
Healthy Days Core Module (CDC HRQOL-4)  
 "In general, would you say your health is…"# 3.01 (0.79)
 Number of days affected by physical issues (over 30 days) (n = 190) 3.1 (3.0)
 Number of days affected by mental issues (over 30 days) (n = 189) 2.6 (3.5)
 Number of days when activities were limited by physical and or mental issues (over 30 days) (n = 191) 2.5 (3.3)
 Summary index of unhealthy days (overall unhealthy days) (over 30 days) (n = 196) 5.6 (5.2)
WHOQOL-BREF  
 Overall perception on QOL rating* "How would you rate your quality of life?" 3.7 (0.8)
 Overall health satisfaction rating** "How satisfied are you with your health?" 3.5 (0.7)
 Domain 1: Physical health*** (n = 189) 62.6 (15.5)
 Domain 2: Psychological health*** (n = 189) 64. 7 (15.7)
 Domain 3: Social relationship*** (n = 188) 64.0 (15.9)
 Domain 4: Environmental health*** (n = 186) 60.8 (16.7)
  1. #Likert scale: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Poor
  2. *Likert scale: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very good, 3 = Neither poor or good, 2 = Poor, 1 = Very poor
  3. **Likert scale: 5 = Very satisfied, 4 = Satisfied, 3 = Neither dissatisfied or satisfied, 2 = Dissatisfied, 1 = Very dissatisfied
  4. ***A score closer to 100 indicates a better quality