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Table 6 Correlation between Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory scores with demographic and clinical characteristics in the studied diabetic patients

From: Health-related quality of life in a group of Egyptian children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: relationship to microvascular complications

Functioning scale Age (years) A.O.D (years) D.D (years) Socioeconomic score BMI (kg/m2) Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)
r p value r p value r p value r p value r p value r p value r p value
PedsQL™ 4.0 Generic Core Scales
 Total score − 0.647 < 0.001** 0.311 0.016* − 0.630 < 0.001** 0.551 < 0.001** − 0.577 < 0.001** − 0.379 0.003** − 0.475 < 0.001**
 Physical health − 0.646 < 0.001** 0.332 0.010** − 0.643 < 0.001** 0.471 < 0.001** − 0.549 < 0.001** − 0.382 0.003** − 0.481 < 0.001**
 Psychosocial health − 0.630 < 0.001** 0.294 0.023* − 0.607 < 0.001** 0.583 < 0.001** − 0.577 < 0.001** − 0.368 0.004** − 0.462 < 0.001**
PedsQL™ 3.0 Diabetic Module
 total score − 0.608 < 0.001** 0.236 0.069 − 0.555 < 0.001** 0.545 < 0.001** − 0.498 < 0.001** − 0.296 0.021* − 0.407 0.001**
 Diabetes symptoms − 0.560 < 0.001** 0.226 0.083 − 0.515 < 0.001** 0.541 < 0.001** − 0.452 < 0.001** − 0.265 0.041* − 0.367 0.004**
 Treatment barriers − 0.554 < 0.001** 0.229 0.078 − 0.516 < 0.001** 0.541 < 0.001** − 0.422 0.001** − 0.226 0.082 − 0.332 0.010**
 Treatment adherence − 0.630 < 0.001** 0.305 0.018* − 0.614 < 0.001** 0.505 < 0.001** − 0.527 < 0.001** − 0.330 0.010** − 0.435 0.001**
 Worry − 0.597 < 0.001** 0.167 0.201 − 0.504 < 0.001** 0.488 < 0.001** − 0.522 < 0.001** − 0.314 0.015* − 0.439 < 0.001**
 Communication − 0.598 < 0.001** 0.096 0.465 − 0.459 < 0.001** 0.496 < 0.001** − 0.509 < 0.001** − 0.310 0.016* − 0.397 0.002**
  1. A.O.D age of onset of disease, D.D disease duration
  2. **Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level