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Table 2 Comparison between caregivers of non-ADHD children and ADHD children regarding QOL dimensions (each group = 108)

From: A comparative study: quality of life, self-competence, and self-liking among the caregivers of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other non-ADHD children

  Studied groups χ2 p value
Caregivers of non-ADHD children n = 108 Caregivers of ADHD children n = 108
No. % No. %
Overall QOL and general health
 Good 69 63.89 13 12.04 84.8 0. 001
 Fair 31 28.70 28 25.92   
 Poor 8 7.41 67 62.04   
Mean ± SD
Range
70.6 ± 20.8
12.5–100
38.2 ± 22
0–100
  
Physical health
 Good 42 38.89 4 3.70   
 Fair 63 58.33 29 26.85 110.4 0. 001
 Poor 3 2.78 75 69.45   
Mean ± SD
Range
68.6 ± 13.7
42.86–100
38.6 ± 16.8
0–82.14
  
Psychological health
 Good 18 16.67 1 0.93 93.7 0. 001
 Fair 80 74.07 28 25.93   
 Poor 10 9.26 79 73.14   
Mean ± SD
Range
63.1 ± 11.6
41.67–83.33
42.4 ± 11.6
16.67–95.83
  
Social relationships
 Good 70 64.81 8 7.41   
 Fair 30 27.78 28 25.92 100.6 0. 001
 Poor 8 7.41 72 66.67   
Mean ± SD
Range
72.7 ± 20.1
25–100
37.1 ± 19.8
0–91.67
  
Environment
 Good 40 37.03 8 7.41   
 Fair 65 60.19 35 32.40 86.8 0. 001
 Poor 3 2.78 65 60.19   
Mean ± SD
Range
70.9 ± 13.9
43.75–100
45.2 ± 18.3
6.25–87.5
  
WHOQOL
 Good 34 31.48 0 .00 102.7 0. 001
 Fair 69 63.89 36 33.33   
Poor 5 4.63 72 66.67   
Mean ± SD
Range
68.7 ± 12.4
49.04–93.27
41.3 ± 14.3
19.23–71.15
  
  1. χ2 chi-square test, p < 0.05 significant