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Table 3 Clinical and sociodemographic factors and psychological stress by domains of quality of life

From: The association of psychological stress and health related quality of life among patients with stroke and hypertension in Gaza Strip

  Domains of quality of lifed
Characteristics Physical Mean (SD) Psychological Mean (SD) Social Mean (SD) Environmental Mean (SD) Global Mean (SD)
Diagnosis      
   Stroke 41.26 (15.49)*** 40.47 (15.31)*** 51.04 (17.37)*** 46.04 (17.41)*** 45.2 (23.14)***
   Non-stroke 67.45 (15.69) 64.76 (17.19) 71.25 (15.03) 61.71 (15.26) 65.46 (18.58)
Gender      
   Male 61.99 (19.38)*** 61.09 (19.97)*** 68.15 (17.98)*** 60.35 (17.86)*** 62.36 (21.51)***
   Female 55.25 (19.95) 51.9 (19.28) 60.59 (18.25) 52.33 (16.41) 54.78 (22.60)
Education a      
   Low 54.84 (19.31)*** 53.24 (18.50)*** 61.87 (17.66)*** 52.59 (16.18)*** 55.45 (21.83)***
   High 68.93 (17.83) 65.59 (21.56) 71.42 (18.85) 66.63 (17.25) 67.20 (21.49)
Income b      
   Low 54.46 (18.45)*** 51.15 (19.01)*** 61.41 (17.61)*** 51.20 (16.43)*** 54.78 (22.02)***
   High 62.15 (20.42) 61.05 (19.98) 66.98 (18.82) 60.69 (17.43) 61.83 (22.14)
Psychological stress c -0.339 *** -0.247 *** -0.231 *** -0.245 *** -0.284 ***
  1. p-value of Mann-Whitney-U-test: * not significant; ** p < 0.05; *** p < 0.01;
  2. a Level of education (highest degree) was classified into two groups: low level = 'no education' or 'primary school' or 'preparatory school'. high level = 'secondary school' or 'University degree';
  3. b Level of income per month: low level = income < 200 U.S. $ per month; high level = income of >200 U.S. $ per month;
  4. c Spearman's correlation coefficient of the continuous variables stress and domains of QOL; p-value of correlation coefficient: * not significant; ** p < 0.05;
  5. d range of scale of domains of QOL: 0 = poorest QOL; 100 = best QOL;