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Table 3 Life satisfaction scores and demographic data

From: Validation of the brief multidimensional life satisfaction scale in patients with chronic diseases

  BMLSS Sum Score (%)
Total 72.5 ± 17.0
Gender  
Women 72.6 ± 17.1
Men 72.3 ± 16.8
F-value (df) 0.050 (944)
p-value n.s.
Age groups  
≤ 40 years of age 69.1 ± 18.2
41-50 years of age 69.9 ± 17.1
51-60 years of age 72.5 ± 16.9
61-70 years of age 76.0 ± 16.1
> 70 years of age 78.2 ± 13.1
F-value (df) 6.224 (952)
p-value p < 0.001
Family status  
Married 75.2 ± 15.6
With partner 71.4 ± 17.5
Divorced 65.6 ± 17.2
Living alone 63.9 ± 20.7
Widowed 74.8 ± 13.9
F-value (df) 12.810 (937)
p-value p < 0.001
Disease groups  
Healthy individuals 77.6 ± 13.2
Cancer 75.9 ± 15.7
Chronic pain conditions 65.4 ± 17.0
Other chronic diseases 73.0 ± 16.1
Depression (± addiction) 63.0 ± 20.7
F-value (df) 28.208 (959)
p-value p < 0.001
Duration of disease  
< 6 months 73.8 ± 18.2
6-12 months 74.5 ± 16.8
1-3 years 70.8 ± 17.1
3-5 years 65.6 ± 19.8
> 5 years 63.3 ± 18.1
F-value (df) 6.592 (426)
p-value p < 0.001
  1. Results are mean values and SD. The LS sum score refers to a 100% level.