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Table 2 Average score and demographic correlates of pediatric quality of life (PedsQL)

From: Adding patient-reported outcomes to a multisite registry to quantify quality of life and experiences of disease and treatment for youth with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

 

PedsQL total score

PedsQL psychosocial score

PedsQL physical score

Median

Mean

SD

Median

Mean

SD

Median

Mean

SD

Total (N = 180)

81.0

76.7

18.2

78.3

76.9

17.9

81.3

76.2

22.0

Disease duration

  > 8 years

80.4

76.0

19.4

80.0

76.8

18.8

78.1

74.7

23.5

  ≤ 8 years

81.5

77.1

17.3

78.3

77.0

17.4

81.3

77.2

21.0

p-value

0.8949

0.9514

0.5774

Age group

  ≥ 13 years

79.4

75.4

18.0

78.3

76.6

17.0

75.0

73.1

22.9

  < 13 years

82.6

77.7

18.4

78.3

77.2

18.7

84.4

78.6

21.1

p-value

0.3019

0.5747

0.0878

Sex

 Female

79.9

76.2

18.4

78.3

76.7

18.1

76.6

75.3

22.1

 Male

83.2

78.3

17.5

80.0

77.8

17.6

86.6

79.1

21.7

p-value

0.5836

0.7350

0.3559

Race/Ethnicity

 White non-Hispanic

82.6

78.0

17.8

80.0

77.8

17.7

84.4

78.2

21.3

 Other

71.2

71.0

18.9

75.8

73.1

18.9

62.5

67.3

23.1

p-value

0.0441

0.1624

0.0110

Highest parental education

  ≤ High school graduate

82.1

78.6

17.1

84.2

80.8

16.1

78.1

74.5

22.5

 Any college

79.9

76.0

18.6

77.6

75.5

18.4

81.3

76.8

21.9

p-value

0.4393

0.0911

0.5409

  1. Data are presented as median, mean and standard deviation (SD) of PedsQL scores
  2. P-values derived from the chi-squared (χ2) or Wilcoxon tests
  3. PedsQL Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0. Higher score means better quality of life. Possible range of PedsQL scores is from 0 to 100
  4. Disease duration was dichotomized using the sample mean rounded to the nearest integer as the cut point