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Table 3 Methods of HRQOL assessment in subgroup analysis (Chi2-Test and logistic regression analysis)

From: Assessing health-related quality of life in urology – a survey of 4500 German urologists

HRQOL assessment Recorded and verbal Cells-% (N) Verbal only Cells-% (N) Recorded only Cells-% (N) “How are you?” Cells-% (N) Verbal Standardized HRQOL Instruments Cells-% (N) Recorded Non- Standardized Cells-% (N) Recorded Standardized HRQOL Instruments
Cells-% (N) Multivariate ORa [95% CI] Multivariate Significancea (Logistic Regression)
Total 61.8 (960) 22.0 (342) 10.8 (143) 53.7 (833) 20.6 (320) 13.5 (209) 65.9 (1023)   
Gender
 Male 64.7b (790) 24.6b (300) 10.7b (131) 52.5e (690) 20.7 (272) 13.0 (171) 65.2 (857) 1 P = 0.033
 Female 75.9 (170) 18.8 (42) 5.4 (12) 59.8 (143) 20.1 (48) 15.9 (38) 69.5 (166) 0.54 [0.31–0.95]
Working Environment
 Hospital 63.3c (433) 12.5c (81) 18.1c (117) 48.2c (432) 17.3c (126) 12.8 (89) 77.6c (541) 1 P = 0.178
 Private practice 69.3 (448) 33.8 (231) 2.9 (20) 5.2 (336) 24.5 (170) 14.2 (104) 55.9 (408) 0.64 [0.29–1.44]
Age
 25-44y 74.1c (386) 13.4c (70) 12.5c (65) 56.6 (318) 24.4f (137) 12.3 (69) 77.6c (436) 0,96h [0.93–0.98] P < 0.001h
 45-59y 64.2 (433) 26.9 (181) 8.9 (60) 52.9 (379) 18.7 (134) 13.8 (99) 62.8 (450)
 60-90y 55.0 (120) 38.5 (84) 6.4 (14) 50.0 (121) 16.9 (41) 14.5 (35) 47.5 (115)
Qualification
 Consultant 66.4 (909) 24.1d (330) 9.4d (129) 53.3 (785) 20.5 (302) 13.5 (199) 65.3g (962) 1 P = 0.981
 In Training 66.2 (51) 15.6 (12) 18.2 (14) 59.3 (48) 22.2 (18) 12.3 (10) 76.5 (62) 0.99 [0.34–2.88]
  1. acontrolled for gender, working environment, age and qualification
  2. b p = 0.003 Chi2-Test
  3. c p < 0.001 Chi2-Test
  4. d p = 0.019 Chi2-Test
  5. e p = 0.036 Chi2-Test
  6. f p = 0.014 Chi2-Test
  7. g p = 0.038 Chi2-Test
  8. hlinear age model