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Table 4 Correlation between perceived fear of COVID-19 infection and associated psychological symptoms and quality of life in patients with RA

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 FCV P-value
Pearson correlation (r)
SCL (somatization) 0.12 0.224
SCL (OC) 0.27 0.006
SCL (interpersonal sensitivity) 0.21 0.035
SCL (depression) 0.17 0.094
SCL (anxiety) 0.18 0.077
SCL (hostility) 0.24 0.017
SCL (phobic) 0.26 0.010
SCL (paranoid) 0.20 0.051
SCL (psychoticism) 0.20 0.043
Total 0.22 0.028
GSI 0.22 0.028
PST 0.21 0.038
PSDI 0.18 0.071
QOL (physical) −0.01 0.953
QOL (psychological) 0.06 0.545
QOL (social) 0.13 0.202
QOL (environment) 0.01 0.957
QOL (total) 0.04 0.680
  1. Significant values at P < 0.05 are presented as bold
  2. FCV-19S Fear of COVID-19 scale, 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