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Table 2 Comparison of HRQOL scores among participants with PPS and healthy general population from normative data

From: Health-related quality of life, self-reported impairments and activities of daily living in relation to muscle function in post-polio syndrome

  Participants with PPS n = 27 General population n = 2073 Difference (95% CI) t p
WHOQOL-BREF
 Physical health 72.09 (±14.99) 76.92 (±17.68) −4.83 (− 10.76, 1.10) − 1.67 0.11
 Psychological health 76.85 (±16.11) 74.02 (±15.68) 2.83 (−3.54, 9.20) 0.91 0.37
 Social relationships 78.70 (±13.54) 71.83 (±18.52) 6.87 (1.52, 12.23) 2.64 0.01*
 Environmental health 84.14 (±10.79) 70.38 (±14.17) 13.76 (9.50, 18.03) 6.63 < 0.01*
  1. Note: WHOQOL-BREF: A higher score indicates better health-related quality of life. p significant values in bold. *p ≤ 0.01 or above