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Table 4 Univariate relations between physical and psychological outcome variables and HR-QoL patient-reports

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

Predictor variables Family activities General health perception General behaviour Role limitations
emotional
Vitality Psychosocial
summary
Major physical sequelae 6.2* - - - - -
Mild neurological impairments -12.3* - - -10.1* -11.6*  
Total YSR# -.52** -.34* -.60** - - -
Total ASR## - - - -.53** -.44** -.56**
  1. For dichotomous variables (first two items) the difference (item present minus absent) in mean HR-QoL scale value is shown, for continuous variables (last two items) 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. # YSR (Youth Self-report) and ASR ## (Adult Self-Report) are self-reports of behavioural and emotional problems in resp. patients 11 to 17 years and > 18 years. Higher YSR and ASR scores indicate unfavourable outcome.
  4. The scales Family activities, General health perception, General behaviour are part of the CHQ-CF87 (patient-reports, in patients 12 to 17 years, n = 35).
  5. The scales Role limitations due to emotional problems, Vitality, Psychosocial summary are part of the SF-36 (patient-reports, in patients ≥ 18 years, n = 38).
  6. HR-QoL scales range from 0 to 100. Higher HR-QoL scores indicate more favourable HR-QoL.