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Table 3 Association between the Key Side Effects and Total GASS Score with the Q-LES-Q-SF Total Score

From: The impact on functioning of second-generation antipsychotic medication side effects for patients with schizophrenia: a worldwide, cross-sectional, web-based survey

Key side effects and total GASS Score Side effect category N Total Q-LES-Q-SF Score
Spearman correlation coefficients
Sleepy during the day Sedating 434 − 0.23**
Feeling drugged or like a zombie Sedating 435 − 0.29**
Feeling dizzy/fainted Sedating 433 − 0.22**
Difficulty sleeping Activating 435 − 0.26**
Shaky hands or arms Activating 431 − 0.19**
Restlessness Activating 432 − 0.25**
Problems enjoying sex Other 432 − 0.26**
Gaining weight Other 427 − 0.09*
Total GASS Score NA 435 − 0.34**
  1. GASS Glasgow Antipsychotic Side-Effect Scale, Q-LES-Q-SF Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire Short Form
  2. *Denotes p value significant at p < 0.05 and for **p < 0.001