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Table 5 Influence of the severity of tics, GTS and psychiatric symptoms on each dimension of QOL

From: Quality of life in adults with Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome

WHOQOL-26 domains Independent variables R2 total p value
Physical health Depression* 0.4925 <0.0001
  VAS GTS 0.6003 0.0027
  Somatisation* 0.6120 0.0478
Psychological health Depression* 0.5447 <0.0001
Social relationships Depression* 0.2973 <0.0001
  Somatisation* 0.3669 0.0002
  Sensitivity* 0.4092 0.0023
  Anxiety* 0.4342 0.0161
  VAS GTS 0.4640 0.0074
Environment Depression* 0.2332 <0.0001
  VAS GTS 0.2929 0.0009
  Somatisation* 0.3355 0.0039
  1. VAS GTS visual analogue mean scores severity of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome Psychiatric symptoms: SCL-90R: Symptom Checklist 90 Revised
  2. WHOQOL-26: World Health Organisation Quality of Life-26; stepwise regression analysis.
  3. * One of 10 factors of SCL-90R.