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Table 3 Health-related quality of life in the 244 Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease patients with and without chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection

From: Impact of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection on health-related quality of life in Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease

  All patients
(n = 244)
With chronic infection
(n = 19)
Without chronic infection
(n = 225)
P value
SF-36
 Physical functioning 90 (75–95) 85 (69–90) 90 (78–95) 0.029
 Role-physical 88 (63–100) 75 (56–88) 88 (63–100) 0.057
 Bodily pain 74 (52–100) 74 (41–100) 74 (52–100) 0.269
 General health 52 (40–62) 47 (40–52) 52 (40–65) 0.292
 Vitality 63 (44–75) 56 (50–75) 63 (44–75) 0.654
 Social functioning 88 (63–100) 75 (38–100) 88 (63–100) 0.135
 Role-emotional 92 (58–100) 92 (58–100) 92 (58–100) 0.926
 Mental health 75 (60–85) 70 (55–80) 75 (60–85) 0.461
 PCS 48 (40–54) 40 (36–48) 48 (40–54) 0.071
 MCS 50 (44–56) 49 (43–55) 51 (44–46) 0.702
 RCS 51 (39–56) 50 (34–55) 51 (40–57) 0.451
SGRQ     
 Symptom 30 (16–48) 48 (30–52) 30 (14–46) 0.008
 Activity 24 (6–46) 35 (19–48) 23 (6–46) 0.141
 Impact 12 (4–31) 27 (17–42) 11 (3–30) 0.006
 Total 20 (8–36) 30 (23–49) 18 (8–36) 0.012
  1. Data show the median (interquartile range) or number (%) of patients
  2. SF-36, 36-item Short-Form health survey; PCS, physical component summary; MCS, mental component summary; RCS, role/social component summary; SGRQ, St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire