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Table 6 Quality of life scores of child self-report classified by treatment characteristics of the patients

From: Factors affecting health-related quality of life in Thai children with thalassemia

   Child self-report
   Total summary score Physical health Psychosocial health Emotional functioning Social functioning School functioning
   Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Receiving a blood transfusion during the previous 3 months (n = 245)
   Yes n = 103 74.49(12.58) 75.00(16.19) 74.54(13.12) 74.85(18.37) 82.67(16.04) 65.15(16.90)
   No n = 142 78.51(10.55) 80.74(13.07) 76.84(12.53) 76.79(16.10) 85.35(13.18) 69.82(15.47)
P-value 0.027 0.008 0.187 0.615 0.320 0.079
Frequency of blood transfusion (n = 312)  
   None n = 146 78.05(10.77) 79.77(13.25) 76.76(12.53) 76.30(16.61) 85.68(13.55) 69.42(16.92)
   Occasional n = 58 76.52(10.86) 78.50(15.77) 74.37(12.40) 74.91(15.55) 82.33(15.59) 69.14(13.48)
   Low n = 77 75.06(11.97) 76.70(15.52) 74.13(13.78) 75.71(17.69) 81.16(15.47) 65.65(15.65)
   High n = 31 76.44(12.38) 76.91(16.00) 76.45(17.33) 76.45(17.33) 85.65(13.84) 66.45(14.21)
P-value 0.42 0.62 0.45 0.72 0.13 0.26
Iron chelation treatment* (n = 277)      
   Yes n = 61 74.39(12.24) 74.59(15.01) 76.64(13.75) 76.64(17.79) 82.62(15.04) 63.61(17.06)
   No n = 216 77.01(11.11) 78.73(14.85) 75.64(12.27) 75.21(16.34) 83.84(14.61) 69.21(15.67)
P-value 0.214 0.051 0.759 0.343 0.601 0.026
  1. *subcutaneous injection treatment