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Table 4 Psychiatric disorders at 2 years and their association with quality of life 2 and 6 years post-tsunami (N = 58)

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

  Perceived quality of life at T1 Perceived quality of life at T2 Perceived quality of life at T2 controlling for T1
Depressive disorders -1.35 (-1.84, -0.86)*** -1.43 (-1.92, -0.95)*** -0.85 (-1.41, -0.29)**
Specific phobia -0.11 (-0.52, 0.30) -0.40 (-0.80, 0.01)* -0.35 (-0.72, 0.02)
PTSD -0.44 (-1.16, 0.28) -0.85 (-1.55, -0.14)* -0.66 (-1.31, -0.01)*
Other anxiety disorders -0.04 (-0.46, 0.69) -0.13 (-0.55, 0.29) -0.12 (-0.49, 0.26)
Substance disorders -0.08 (-0.73, 0.57) -0.14 (-0.78, 0.50) -0.11 (-0.69, 0.48)
Perceived quality of life at T1    -0.43 (-0.69, -0.18)***
Adjusted R2 0.51 0.62 0.69
  1. Multiple linear regression analyses of psychiatric disorders at 2 years association with perceived quality of life 2 (T1) and 6 years (T2) post-tsunami. Figures are unstandardized regression coefficients, with 95 % confidence intervals in parenthesis. All independent variables were entered simultaneously into the models. Age and gender were controlled in all models. Gender and age were not significant predictors of perceived quality of life in any of the models. Perceived quality of life is here measured with a single question from WHOQOL-BREF: “How would you rate your quality of life?”
  2. * P ≤ .05; ** P ≤ .01; ***P ≤ .001