Table 4

 Subjective estimation of quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis

Variables/itemsTreated patients (n = 27)Untreated patients (n = 27)
nMedianIQRnMedianIQR
A low score indicates more negative influence on the subjective quality of life.
*One missing.
IQR, interquartile range (25th–75th percentile).
1. Housing quality274.54.0–5.0275.04.0–5.0
2.a. Have work, meaningful occupation194.03.0–4.0204.03.5–5.0
    b. Have no work, meaningful occupation82.51.0–3.873.02.0–4.0
3. Quality of personal economy26*4.03.0–4.0274.03.0–5.0
4. Relationship to partner
    a. Have a partner174.53.8–5.0184.04.0–5.0
    b. Have no partner103.02.8–3.392.01.5–3.0
5. Relationship to friends26*4.03.5–5.0274.53.5–5.0
6. Relationship to mother275.04.0–5.0274.03.5–5.0
7. Relationship to father26*4.02.8–5.0274.04.0–5.0
8.a. Relationship to own children154.54.0–5.0215.04.5–5.0
    b. Have no children123.03.0–5.063.02.0–4.3
9. Involvement274.03.0–5.0274.03.5–4.5
10. Energy273.02.0–4.0273.53.0–4.0
11. Self-actualisation273.03.0–4.0274.03.0–4.0
12. Freedom273.52.0–4.0274.03.0–4.5
13. Self-assuredness273.53.0–4.0274.03.5–4.0
14. Self-acceptance274.03.0–4.5274.03.5–4.5
15. Emotional experiences274.53.5–5.0274.54.0–4.5
16. Security274.03.0–4.0274.03.0–4.5
17. General mood274.03.0–4.5274.03.5–4.5
18. Quality of life as a whole274.03.0–4.5274.03.5–4.5