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Table 4 Ranking of QoL domains and modes of evaluation

From: Quality of life assessment in preterm children: physicians’ knowledge, attitude, belief, practice - a KABP study

  Mean ranking ± SD Rank
Ranking of QoL domains, from the most important (1) to the least important (12)
• Psychological well-being 2.3 (1.8) 1
• Physical well-being 2.7 (2) 2
• Family relationships 5.1 (2.6) 3
• Self-image 5.2 (3.4) 4
• Absence of impairment 5.4 (3.6) 5
• Cognitive function 5.7 (2.5) 6
• Physical symptoms 6.1 (3.2) 7
• Emotions and moods 6.4 (3.3) 8
• Social relationships 6.8 (3.2) 9
• General behavior 6.9 (2.7) 10
• Physical activities 7.7 (3) 11
• School life 7.8 (3) 12
Ranking of modes of evaluation, from the most preferable (1) to least preferable (5)
• The child completes the questionnaire alone 2.5 (1.5) 1
• A parent answers for the child 2.6 (1.2) 2
• The parents help the child to answer the questionnaire 2.7 (1.2) 3
• The referring physician questions the child during the consultation 3.1 (1.7) 4
• A care team member not usually involved in the child’s care helps him/her to answer the questionnaire 4.1 (1.3) 5
  1. SD, standard deviation.
  2. QoL, quality of life.