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Table 1 Overview of studies evaluating HRQoL with PEDsQL in pediatric patients with thalassemia. NR = not reported

From: Health related quality of life in Middle Eastern children with beta-thalassemia

Study Sample and nationality Physical functioning mean (SD) Emotional functioning mean (SD) Social functioning mean (SD) School functioning mean (SD) Psychosocial summary score mean (SD) Total summary score mean (SD)
   Patients Parents Patients Parents Patients Parents Patients Parents Patients Parents Patients Parents
Ismail et al. 2006 [13] 78 Malaysia 69.1 (16.4) NR 68.1 (17.2) NR 74.3 (18.7) NR 60.1 (16.4) NR 67.58 (12.8) NR 68.9 (12.1) NR
Cheuk et al. 2008 [14] 25 Hong Kong 66.7 (16.0) NR 60.8 (17.1) NR 82.5 (17.7) NR 75.4 (19.5) NR 72.9 (13.6) NR NR NR
Clarke et al. 2009 [15] 22 UK NR 66.5 (21.8) NR 73.6 (22.7) NR 77.6 (19.9) NR 60.9 (27.5) NR 68.3 (19.7) NR 69.1 (18.1)
Thavorncharoensap et al. 2010 [16] 315 Thailand 78.2 (14.8) NR 75.9 (16.6) NR 83.7 (14.7) NR 67.9 (15.9) NR 75.5 (12.8) NR 76.7 (11.4) NR
Surapolchai et al. 2010 [17] 54 Thailand 79.6 (2.3) 72.2 (2.6) NR NR NR NR NR NR 77.4 (2.3) 74.6 (2.2) 78.5 (2.1) 73.4 (2.2)
Garaibeh et al. 2011 [18] 128 Jordan 54.2 (15.1) NR 62.4 (23.3) NR 73.3 (20.9) NR 46.7 (21.1) NR NR NR 59.2 (16.3) NR
This report 2012 60 Middle East 68,4 (27,2) 67,1 (28,0) 76,9 (24,6) 71,7 (25,3) 76,4 (20,6) 73,9 (23,2) 69,4 (21,4) 67,9 (21,4) 73,6 (20,0) 69,6 (20,2) 71,9 (20,6) 69,3 (19,9)