Table 4

Mean and standard deviation of the scores of the Brazilian-Portuguese VSP-A scales according to the gender and presence of psychosomatic symptoms reported on the PPSC.

Scale

Whole sample

Gender

Presence of symptoms


N = 446

Boys N = 207

Girls N = 239

p-value (ANOVA)

No symptoms N = 197

At least one symptom once a week N = 199

p-value (ANOVA)


PsyWB

69.4 ± 20.6

75.4 ± 18.6

64.2 ± 0.7

p < 0.001

76.5 ± 18.1

62.8 ± 21.3

p < 0.001


PhyWB

64.4 ± 18.7

69.4 ± 17.9

60.0 ± 8.3

p < 0.001

72.0 ± 15.1

56.1 ± 18.2

p < 0.001


VIT

66.3 ± 22.2

70.1 ± 21.0

62.9 ± 22.5

p < 0.001

71.5 ± 20

61.4 ± 22.9

p < 0.001


RT

49.4 ± 24.4

48.9 ± 23.3

49.9 ± 25.2

0.68

51.9 ± 2.3

47.2 ± 26.0

p < 0.05


SP

48.8 ± 26.2

48.3 ± 26.4

49.1 ± 25.9

0.75

51.6 ± 24.5

47.6 ± 27.1

0.12


RF

61.4 ± 20.7

54.9 ± 18.8

67.0 ± 20.8

p < 0.001

61.2 ± 20.7

62.8 ± 20.9

0.4


RP

53.0 ± 26.2

55.4 ± 24.9

51.0 ± 27.2

0.80

55.4 ± 25.1

50.7 ± 27.4

0.8


BI

61.6 ± 28.1

65.0 ± 25.2

58.8 ±30.0

0.023

66.2 ± 26.9

59.2 ± 27.8

p < 0.05


LA

53.6 ± 20.8

57.7 ± 19.5

50.0 ± 1.3

p < 0.001

56.1 ± 19.7

50.3 ± 21.9

p < 0.001


SSL

59.6 ± 32.4

59.3 ± 30.7

59.9 ± 4.2

0.87

57.7 ± 32.1

61.8 ± 33.1

0.26


Index

58.6 ± 13.0

60.7 ± 12.1

56.3 ± 3.5

p < 0.01

62.3 ± 11.7

55.3 ± 13.5

p < 0.001


VSP-A dimensions: PsyWB - psychological well-being; PhyWB - physical well-being; VIT - vitality; RT - relationship with teachers; SP - school performance; RF - relationship with friends; RP - relationship with parents; BI - body image; LA - leisure activities; SSL - sentimental and sexual life; VSP-A scores ranging from 0 (lowest quality of life) to 100 (highest quality of life).

Aires et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:8   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-8

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