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Table 3 Univariate relations between physical and psychological outcome variables and HR-QoL parent-reports

From: Surviving meningococcal septic shock in childhood: long-term overall outcome and the effect on health-related quality of life

  Physical functioning General health perception Self-esteem Role functioning emotional/behavior Physical summary
Major physical sequelae - 6.3* - - - -
Mild neurological impairments - - - - -
IQ < 85 - - - -28.9** -
Total CBCL# -.25* -.36** -.34** -.33** -.25*
  1. For dichotomous variables (first three items) the difference (item present minus absent) in mean HR-QoL scale value is shown, for continuous variables (last item) the Spearman correlation coefficient is shown. Plus versus minus sign indicates respectively the positive versus negative association between the predictor variable and the HR-QoL scale.
  2. P < 0.05 (*), P < 0.01 (**), - = ns.
  3. #CBCL (Child Behavior Checklist) is the parent-report of behavioural and emotional problems in patients < 18 years. Higher CBCL scores indicate unfavourable outcome.
  4. The HR-QoL scales are part of the CHQ-PF50 (parent-reports, in patients 4 to 17 years, n = 80).
  5. HR-QoL scales range from 0 to 100. Higher HR-QoL scores indicate more favourable HR-QoL.