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Table 2 Child’s quality of life as reported by their parents (PedsQL)

From: Psychological functioning in children suspected for mitochondrial disease: the need for care

Quality of Life (PedsQL)N*Mean (SD)Norms healthy populationaStudent’s tNorms chronic ill populationaStudent’s t
Parent proxy report- Mother
Total8459.57 (16.23)77.61T(83) = −10.19, p = .00064.05T(83) = −2.53, p = .013
Physical8447.89 (24.60)79.20T(83) = −11.66, p = .00066.38T(83) = −6.89, p = .000
Emotional8468.87 (20.01)77.65T(83) = −4.02, p = .00064.85T(83) = 1.84, p = .069
Social8467.26 (18.41)79.51T(83) = − 6.10, p = .00063.45T(83) = 1.90, p = .061
School8361.34 (16.40)73.12T(82) = −6.54, p = .00060.36T(82) = .55, p = .588
Psychosocial8465.83 (14.47)76.76T(83) = −6.92, p = .00062.87T(83) = 1.88, p = .064
Parent proxy report- Father
Total6260.12 (16.87)77.61T(61) = −8.16, p = .00064.05T(61) = −1.83, p = .071
Physical6248.27 (24.98)79.20T(61) = −9.75, p = .00066.38T(61) = −5.71, p = .000
Emotional6369.52 (19.81)77.65T(62) = −3.26, p = .00264.85T(62) = 1.87, p = .066
Social6168.87 (17.28)79.51T(61) = −4.85, p = .00063.45T(61) = 2.47, p = .016
School6161.13 (16.43)73.12T(60) = −5.70, p = .00060.36T(60) = .37, p = .717
Psychosocial6366.53 (14.73)76.76T(62) = −5.51, p = .00062.87T(62) = 1.97, p = .053
  1. * Of the 89 children who were 5 years or older, 84 parents filled in the PedsQL. Mother report only: N = 22, father report only: N = 0, mother and father report: N = 62
  2. aNorms Varni et al., 2006 (the pedsql as a population health measure)