Skip to main content

Table 2 Associated psychological symptoms and quality of life in patients with RA and Control Subjects

From: Psychosocial and clinical impact of COVID-19 pandemic and its relationship to the quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study, Egypt

Variable Control Case Total t-test P-value
  Mean (SD)   
QOL (Physical) 63.6 (16.3) 43.23 (14.4) 53.5 (18.4) 9.38 <0.001
QOL (Psychological) 57.3 (16.2) 50.8 (12.9) 54.0 (15.0) 3.17 0.002
QOL (Social) 78.7 (32.0) 54.6 (18.2) 66.6 (28.6) 6.54 <0.001
QOL (Environmental) 51.3 (15.5) 45.5 (14.2) 48.4 (15.1) 2.80 0.006
QOL (Total) 59.8 (14.0) 47.3 (11.8) 53.6 (14.4) 6.86 <0.001
  Mean (SD)
Range
MWU  
SCL (Interpersonal Sensitivity) 12.1 (6.5)
2-30
13.4 (8.2)
1-36
12.8 (7.4)
1-36
-0.93 0.352
SCL (Depression) 17.3 (8.7)
4-47
20.5 (10.7)
2-51
18.9 (9.9)
2-51
-2.15 0.032
SCL (Anxiety) 12.0 (6.9)
2-27
14.5 (8.3)
2-39
13.3 (7.7)
2-39
-2.06 0.039
SCL (Hostility) 6.3 (3.9)
0-18
7.4 (5.7)
0-24
6.9 (4.9)
0-24
-0.55 0.582
SCL (Phobic) 5.9 (4.8)
0-19
9.0 (6.6)
0-28
7.4 (6.0)
0-28
-3.42 0.001
SCL (Paranoid) 6.0 (4.1)
0-20
8.4 (5.7)
1-24
7.2 (5.1)
0-24
-3.89 0.004
SCL (Psychotic) 6.9 (6.2)
0-29
11.1 (9.4)
2-40
9.0 (8.2)
0-40
-2.09 0.002
  Mean (SD) t-test  
SCL (Somatization) 16.7 (8.3) 23.7 (8.7) 20.2 (9.2) -5.78 <0.001
SCL (OC) 14.3 (5.8) 18.3 (7.7) 16.3 (7.1) -4.17 <0.001
Total 107.8 (51.6) 138.0 (67.5) 122.9 (60.5) -3.45 0.001
GSI 1.2 (0.6) 1.5 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7) -3.45 0.001
PST 56.3 (18.6) 66.6 (19.9) 61.5 (19.9) -3.78 <0.001
PSD 1.8 (0.4) 2.0 (0.6) 1.9 (0.5) -1.79 0.075
  1. Significant values at P < 0.05 are presented as bold
  2. QoL Quality of life, SCL-90 Symptom Checklist-90 scale, OC Obsessive-compulsive, GSI Global Severity Index, PST Positive Symptoms Total, PSDI Positive Symptom Distress Index, QoL Quality of life