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Table 3 Comparison of the mean scores of quality of life domains and physical and mental health composite dimensions of quality of life between the two groups with and without LUTS

From: Quality of life among patients with multiple sclerosis and voiding dysfunction: a cross-sectional study

QOL domains Without of LUTS With LUTS P-value
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Physical function 76.80 (27.68) 55.70 (32.10) <  0.001
Role limitations due to physical problems 64.89 (42.65) 37.65 (43.61) <  0.001
Role limitations due to emotional problems 56.38 (46.89) 41.99 (46.29) 0.006
Pain 83.37 (20.99) 71.12 (25.95) <  0.001
Emotional well-being 67.87 (18.02) 58.25 (20.49) <  0.001
Energy 59.49 (18.62) 49.39 (20.72) <  0.001
Health perceptions 63.51 (20.76) 53.75 (21.00) <  0.001
Social function 82.35 (19.85) 71.54 (22.69) <  0.001
Cognitive function 81.43 (20.95) 71.65 (26.05) <  0.001
Health distress 76.28 (23.17) 66.59 (28.40) <  0.001
Sexual function 80.21 (29.33) 63.18 (31.86) <  0.001
Change in health 49.20 (28.74) 46.41 (29.47) 0.397
Satisfaction with sexual function 70.61 (31.38) 56.89 (34.43) 0.004
Overall QOL 72.67 (15.99) 62.37 (20.25) <  0.001
Physical health composite score 71.09 (18.84) 57.58 (19.99) <  0.001
Mental health composite score 69.19 (17.97) 58.26 (20.67) <  0.001
  1. LUTS lower urinary tract symptoms, QOL Quality of life; P-values were derived from Independent t Test