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Table 2 Relationship of EQ-5D dimensions, utility scores and VAS to other relevant variables

From: The EQ-5D (Euroqol) is a valid generic instrument for measuring quality of life in patients with dyspepsia

EQ-5D dimension/utility score vs variable n (%) p
Usual activity vs severe dyspepsia #   
No problems 45 (72.6%) 0.07
Got problems 17 (27.4%)  
Pain vs severe dyspepsia #   
No pain 10 (16.7%) 0.06
Moderate/extreme pain 50 (83.3%)  
Utility score vs dyspepsia#   
Mild 0.78 * 0.002
Severe 0.72  
VAS scale vs dyspepsia   
Mild 60* 0.002
Severe 70  
  1. * median value
  2. # Defined by LDQ – Mild < 15, Severe ≥ 15