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Table 7 Correlation between Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory scores with metabolic control parameters of type 1 diabetes 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 MRBG (mg/dl) HbA1c (%) Mean insulin dose (IU/kg/d) Number of DKA attacks Number of hypoglycemic attacks Number of hospitalization
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 − 0.875 < 0.001** − 0.890 < 0.001** − 0.217 0.095 − 0.751 < 0.001** − 0.580 < 0.001** − 0.751 < 0.001**
 Physical health − 0.881 < 0.001** − 0.904 < 0.001** − 0.179 0.171 − 0.758 < 0.001** − 0.604 < 0.001** − 0.758 < 0.001**
 Psychosocial health − 0.847 < 0.001** − 0.856 < 0.001** − 0.227 0.082 − 0.726 < 0.001** − 0.550 < 0.001** − 0.726 < 0.001**
PedsQL™ 3.0 Diabetic Module
 total score − 0.925 < 0.001** − 0.941 < 0.001** − 0.247 0.057 − 0.750 < 0.001** − 0.616 < 0.001** − 0.750 < 0.001**
 Diabetes symptoms − 0.916 < 0.001** − 0.934 < 0.001** − 0.285 0.027* − 0.743 < 0.001** − 0.645 < 0.001** − 0.743 < 0.001**
 Treatment barriers − 0.869 < 0.001** − 0.907 < 0.001** − 0.236 0.070 − 0.633 < 0.001** − 0.547 < 0.001** − 0.633 < 0.001**
 Treatment adherence − 0.940 < 0.001** − 0.941 < 0.001** − 0.240 0.065 − 0.735 < 0.001** − 0.579 < 0.001** − 0.735 < 0.001**
 Worry − 0.816 < 0.001** − 0.826 < 0.001** − 0.184 0.159 − 0.740 < 0.001** − 0.561 < 0.001** − 0.740 < 0.001**
 Communication − 0.720 < 0.001** − 0.738 < 0.001** − 0.243 0.061 − 0.662 < 0.001** − 0.479 < 0.001** − 0.662 < 0.001**
  1. DKA diabetic ketoacidosis