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Table 3 Health-related quality of life (A. median ± IQR; B. means ± SD) at baseline and changes over 6 months according to gender

From: Quality of life is associated with physical activity and fitness in cystic fibrosis

A. Medians ± IQR Baseline Change over 6 months
  Female Male Total Female Male Total
Physical functioning 87.5 (75.0–95.8) 91.7 (75.0–100.0) 87.5 (75.0–95.8) –3.1 (–8.3–5.2) 0.0 (0.0–7.3) 0.0 (–5.2–5.2)
Vitality 58.3 (50.0–70.8) 66.7 (50.0–75.0) 58.3 (50.0–75.0) 0.0 (–8.3–8.3) 0.0 (–8.3–14.6) 0.0 (–8.3–8.3)
Emotional state 86.7 (70.0–93.3) 86.7 (80–93.3) 86.7 (73.3–93.3) 0.0 (–6.7–8.3) 0.0 (–6.7–5.0) 0.0 (–6.7–6.7)
Social limitations 83.3 (58.3–91.7) 75.0 (58.3–91.7) 75.0 (58.3–91.7) 0.0 (–12.5–12.5) 0.0 (–8.3–6.3) 0.0 (–8.3–8.3)
Role limitations 87.5 (75.0–100.0) 100.0 (87.5–100.0)* 100.0 (87.5–100.0) 0.0 (0.0–12.5) 0.0 (0.0–0.0) 0.0 (0.0–9.4)
Feelings of embarrassment 83.3 (66.7–100.0) 77.8 (66.7–100.0) 77.8 (66.7–100.0) 0.0 (–11.1–11.1) 0.0 (–8.3–11.1) 0.0 (–11.1–11.1)
Body image 77.8 (66.7–88.9) 77.8 (55.6–88.9) 77.8 (66.7–88.9) 0.0 (–2.8–11.1) 0.0 (–11.1–8.3) 0.0 (–11.1–11.1)
Eating disturbances 100.0 (83.3–100.0) 100.0 (66.7–100.0) 100.0 (66.7–100.0) 0.0 (0.0–0.0) 0.0 (0.0–0.0) 0.0 (0.0–0.0)
Treatment burden 66.7 (50.0–83.3) 66.7 (50.0–83.3) 66.7 (50.0–83.3) 0.0 (–8.3–16.7) 0.0 (–16.7–16.7) 0.0 (–16.7–16.7)
Health perception 63.6 (54.5–81.8) 72.7 (63.6–90.9) 72.7 (62.8–81.8) 0.0 (–9.1–9.1) 0.0 (–7.1–9.1) 0.0 (–9.1–9.1)
Weight problems 100.0 (66.7–100.0) 66.7 (58.3–100.0) 100.0 (66.7–100.0) 0.0 (–25.0–0.0) 0.0 (–33.0–0.0) 0.0 (–33.0–0.0)
Respiratory symptoms 72.2 (64.3–91.0) 66.7 (61.9–76.2) 71.4 (61.9–77.8) 0.0 (–14.3–4.8) 0.0 (–9.5–9.5) 0.0 (–9.5–7.9)
Digestive symptoms 83.3 (66.7–100.0) 83.3 (66.7–100.0) 83.3 (66.7–100.0) 0.0 (0.0–16.7) 0.0 (–8.3–0.0) 0.0 (0.0–16.7)
B. Means ± SD Baseline Change over 6 months
  Female Male Total Female Male Total
Physical functioning 82.9 ± 16.2 85.6 ± 15.1 84.3 ± 15.6 –1.3 ± 13.3 2.2 ± 9.0 0.5 ± 11.4
Vitality 59.9 ± 16.2 63.2 ± 15.1 61.6 ± 15.6 –0.2 ± 16.6 3.0 ± 15.3 1.4 ± 15.9
Emotional state 81.4 ± 14.8 84.4 ± 15.4 83.0 ± 15.1 1.4 ± 16.1 –1.4 ± 9.7 0.0 ± 13.2
Social limitations 76.4 ± 19.0 72.0 ± 23.2 74.1 ± 21.2 –1.0 ± 23.5 0.6 ± 11.6 –0.2 ± 18.2
Role limitations 89.5 ± 12.5 95.0 ± 9.7* 92.4 ± 11.4 2.2 ± 14.9 –2.2 ± 18.9 –0.2 ± 17.2
Feelings of embarressment 77.2 ± 23.9 76.1 ± 23.3 76.6 ± 23.4 2.9 ± 20.0 1.2 ± 18.2 2.0 ± 19.0
Body image 77.2 ± 18.8 72.9 ± 23.9 75.0 ± 21.5 1.9 ± 17.9 –1.7 ± 15.8 0.0 ± 16.8
Eating disturbances 89.4 ± 17.0 86.8 ± 21.4 88.0 ± 19.3 1.0 ± 12.5 –0.5 ± 18.9 0.2 ± 16.0
Treatment burden 63.0 ± 18.1 65.0 ± 17.0 64.0 ± 17.8 2.5 ± 19.1 0.7 ± 19.6 1.6 ± 19.2
Health perception 67.5 ± 18.1 70.4 ± 19.5 69.0 ± 18.8 1.4 ± 19.3 0.7 ± 15.4 1.0 ± 17.3
Weight problems 83.8 ± 21.7 71.9 ± 32.4 77.8 ± 28.1 –8.3 ± 35.9 –7.1 ± 33.1 –7.7 ± 34.2
Respiratory symptoms 69.3 ± 15.8 67.6 ± 10.3 68.5 ± 13.3 –3.1 ± 19.0 –0.9 ± 10.0 –2.0 ± 15.1
Digestive symptoms 83.8 ± 14.4 83.3 ± 18.2 83.6 ± 16.3 4.5 ± 18.3 –1.0 ± 15.0 1.8 ± 16.8
  1. *Denotes a significant difference between female and male patients at the p < 0.05 level.