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Table 2 Bivariate relations between psychiatric disorders and domains of quality of life 2 years post-tsunami (N = 62)

From: The relationship between psychiatric morbidity and quality of life: interview study of Norwegian tsunami survivors 2 and 6 years post-disaster

  Physical health Psychological health Social relationships Environment
Depressive disorders -2.84*** -3.17*** -2.95*** -3.37***
Specific phobia 0.03 -0.24 0.42 -1.01
PTSD -1.37 -3.25*** -4.19*** -3.99***
Other anxiety disorders -0.61 -1.34* -2.43** -1.13
Substance disorders -0.29 -0.56 -1.97 -0.79
  1. Figures are mean differences between those with and without psychiatric disorder as tested by Student t-tests. The direction of the difference is negative; thus, those without a psychiatric disorder had better quality of life than those with a psychiatric disorder
  2. *P ≤ .05; **P ≤ .01; ***P ≤ .001