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Table 5 Mean B-IPQ scores by gender at baseline and at 6 and 12 months

From: Gender differences in asthma perception and its impact on quality of life: a post hoc analysis of the PROXIMA (Patient Reported Outcomes and Xolair® In the Management of Asthma) study

Items Baseline 6 months 12 months
n   p-value* n   p-value* n   p-value*
1. Consequences: How much does your illness affect your life?
Females 61 7.3 (1.9) 0.830 61 5.0 (2.4) 0.304 62 5.1 (2.6) 0.292
Males 37 7.2 (1.9)   35 5.6 (2.9)   36 4.6 (2.8)  
2. Timeline: How long do you think your illness will continue?
Females 60 8.3 (2.2) 0.229 59 7.4 (2.5) 0.466 60 8.0 (2.5) 0.446
Males 37 7.7 (2.5)   35 7.0 (3.2)   36 7.6 (2.7)  
3. Personal control: How much control do you feel you have over your illness?
Females 61 5.9 (1.9) 0.354 61 6.4 (2.0) 0.177 62 6.8 (2.0) 0.351
Males 37 6.3 (2.0)   35 7.0 (1.9)   36 7.2 (2.5)  
4. Treatment control: How much do you think your treatment can help your illness?
Females 61 7.0 (2.2) 0.616 61 7.8 (2.3) 0.098 62 8.0 (2.0) 0.031
Males 37 7.2 (2.6)   35 8.5 (1.5)   36 8.7 (1.4)  
5. Identity: How much do you experience symptoms from your illness?
Females 61 7.6 (2.0) 0.964 60 5.4 (2.6) 0.503 62 5.9 (2.4) 0.026
Males 37 7.5 (1.5)   35 5.0 (2.7)   36 4.8 (2.5)  
6. Concern: How concerned are you about your illness?
Females 61 7.2 (2.5) 0.490 61 5.4 (2.7) 0.519 62 6.1 (2.8) 0.039
Males 36 7.6 (2.3)   35 5.8 (2.7)   36 4.9 (2.7)  
7. Illness comprehension: How well do you feel you understand your illness?
Females 61 6.7 (2.4) 0.038 60 7.3 (2.1) 0.118 62 7.6 (2.1) 0.790
Males 37 7.7 (2.1)   35 8.0 (2.2)   36 7.8 (2.3)  
8. Emotions: How much does your illness affect you emotionally?
Females 61 7.0 (2.8) 0.305 60 5.7 (2.8) 0.492 62 6.2 (2.7) 0.005
Males 37 6.5 (2.6)   35 5.3 (2.5)   36 4.6 (2.6)  
Total score
Females 60 50.9 (8.1) 0.154 58 40.6 (9.8) 0.287 60 41.8 (9.4) 0.007
Males 36 48.4 (8.3)   35 38.2 (11.4)   36 35.6 (12.0)  
  1. Mean (SD) were showed
  2. B-IPQ items range between 1 and 10; for all items 1 means best and 10 worst perception of the disease with the exception of items 3, 4 and 7 where score is reversed (and so 1 means worst and 10 best perception of the disease)
  3. B-IPQ total score ranges between 8 and 80, with a higher score reflecting a worse perception of the disease
  4. *Student’s t test p-values were showed. Statistically significant p-values are in italic