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Table 5 Average MSQLI between 3 Age Groups

From: Quality of life differences between African Americans and Hispanic Americans with multiple sclerosis

Outcome Born 1980–1994 (youngest) Born 1965–1979 (middle-aged) Born 1950–1964 (oldest) P-value
SF-36 HTa 1.60 2.22 2.88 <  0.05
MFISb 22.60 21.44 46.00 0.035
PDQc 24.67 18.22 37.33 0.027
  1. Abbreviations: MSQLI multiple sclerosis quality of life inventory, SF-36 36-item Short Form Generic Health Status Questionnaire, HT health transition item, MFIS modified fatigue impact scale, PDQ perceived deficits questionnaire
  2. aSF-36 HT scale: 1, much better, 2, somewhat better, 3, same, 4, somewhat worse, 5, much worse
  3. bHigher scores indicate greater impact of fatigue
  4. cHigher scores indicate greater perceived cognitive deficits
  5. Captured in bold is P = < 0.05