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Table 3 Comparison of the total and dimensional IBDQ scores between the young (<60) and old (>60) population group.

From: Assessing health-related quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, in Crete, Greece

   CD (mean ± SD) UC (mean ± SD) Disease* Age Group* Interaction*
Bowel <60 57.73 ± 11.7 60.06 ± 10.4    
     0.406 0.741 NS
  >60 61.27 ± 9.1 54.92 ± 9.9    
Systemic <60 26.90 ± 7.8 28.30 ± 6.4    
     0.815 0.801 NS
  >60 28.27 ± 5.9 26.14 ± 7.1    
Emotional <60 61.00 ± 16.6 62.14 ± 15.4    
     0.205 0.391 NS
  >60 69.54 ± 9.7 59.57 ± 14.6    
Social <60 28.21 ± 8.4 30.66 ± 6.4    
     0.346 0.060 0.017
  >60 29.09 ± 7.2 23.50 ± 8.1    
Total <60 173.76 ± 41.5 181.04 ± 35.3    
     0.318 0.888 NS
  >60 188.18 ± 29.4 164.28 ± 32.8    
  1. * P-values for differences between disease, age group and 'disease by age group' interaction derived by two-way analysis of variance; NS: non significant