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Table 5 Psychiatric disorders at 2 years and their association with satisfaction with health 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

  Health satisfaction at T1 Health satisfaction at T2 Health satisfaction at T2 controlling for T1
Depressive disorders -1.13 (-1.94, -0.31)** -1.89 (-2.48, -1.31)*** -1.51 (-2.08, -0.95)***
Specific phobia -0.35 (-1.02, 0.33) -0.24 (-0.73, 0.25) -0.12 (-0.56, 0.32)
PTSD -0.12 (-1.30, 1.07) 0.30 (-0.55, 1.15) 0.34 (-0.42, 1.10)
Other anxiety disorders -0.16 (-0.86, 0.54) -0.26 (-0.76, 0.24) -0.20 (-0.65, 0.25)
Substance disorders 0.33 (-0.75, 1.41) -0.04 (-0.81, 0.73) -0.15 (-0.84, 0.54)
Health satisfaction at T1    -0.34 (-0.52, -0.15)***
Adjusted R2 0.22 0.52 0.62
  1. Multiple linear regression analyses of psychiatric disorders at 2 years association with satisfaction with health 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 was not a significant predictor of Health satisfaction in any of the models. Age was significantly related to Health satisfaction at T1 (B = -0.03, 95 % CI = -0.05 to 0.00, p = .05), but was not significant in any of the other models. Health satisfaction is here measured with a single question from WHOQOL-BREF: “How satisfied are you with your health?”
  2. *P ≤ .05; **P ≤ .01; ***USP ≤ .001