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Table 4 Correlations among demographic, clinical, psychological variables and SF-36 in gout patients

From: Associated factors with functional disability and health-related quality of life in Chinese patients with gout: a case-control study

  PCS MCS
r p R p
Gender, male 0.036 0.587 0.044 0.509
Age (years) −0.051 0.441 0.083 0.214
BMI (kg/m2) 0.077 0.247 0.063 0.344
WHR −0.094 0.157 −0.044 0.515
Place of residence −0.160 0.016 −0.110 0.100
Marital status −0.037 0.578 −0.018 0.788
Education 0.099 0.140 0.065 0.331
Employment status −0.008 0.907 0.035 0.599
Income/year 0.113 0.090 0.068 0.311
Medical insurance, yes 0.009 0.894 −0.043 0.525
Comorbidities
 Hypertension −0.138 0.038 −0.033 0.621
 DM −0.140 0.036 −0.079 0.238
 Hyperlipidemia −0.005 0.941 0.031 0.643
 Cardiovascular disease −0.194 0.003 −0.182 0.006
 Nephropathy −0.018 0.785 −0.012 0.855
Disease duration (year) −0.198 0.003 −0.066 0.324
Number of flares/last year −0.292 <0.001 −0.174 0.009
Stage of gout −0.066 0.322 −0.060 0.367
Total pain (VAS) −0.349 <0.001 −0.251 <0.001
Number of tophi −0.233 <0.001 −0.159 0.017
UA (μmol/L) −0.083 0.216 −0.100 0.133
Presence of tender joints, yes −0.175 0.008 −0.243 <0.001
Presence of swollen joints, yes −0.108 0.105 −0.130 0.051
Urate lowering therapy
 Allopurinol 0.087 0.192 0.107 0.107
 Febuxostat 0.049 0.467 0.005 0.942
Any anti-inflammatory drugs
 Colchicine −0.157 0.018 −0.159 0.017
 NSAID −0.006 0.925 −0.025 0.712
 Corticosteroids −0.156 0.019 −0.228 0.001
Depression (PHQ-9 ≥ 10 score) −0.366 <0.001 −0.407 <0.001
Anxiety (GAD-7 ≥ 10 score) −0.195 <0.001 −0.290 <0.001
  1. SD: standard deviation; IQR: interquartile range; BMI: body mass index; WHR: waist-hip ratio; DM: diabetes; VAS: visual analog scale; sUA: serum uric acid; NSAID: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, HAQ-DI: health assessment questionnaire-disability index; PHQ-9: patient health questionnaire; GAD-7: generalized anxiety disorder
  2. p values were obtained with Spearman rank correlation analysisanalysis
  3. P numbers of entries with significance are shown in italics