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Table 4 Correlation between HRQol, PSQI, MNA scores, and verbal fluency tasks among older males and older females

From: Gender difference in health issues and cognitive functions among an Egyptian normal elderly population

B Verbal fluency tasks
Older males    Older females   
Animals Girls names Animals Girls names
r p value r p value r p value r p value
HRQoL
Physical component 0.097 0.603 0.154 0.409 0.108 0.564 − 0.219 0.236
Mental component 0.343 0.059 0.226 0.222 0.055 0.768 − 0.25 0.174
Total PSQI − 0.066 0.724 − 0.338 0.063 − 0.146 0.379 − 0.234 0.205
QUAL 0.088 0.637 − 0.315 0.084 0.21 0.25 0.126 0.499
LATEN 0.042 0.824 0.41 0.021 − 0.245 0.185 − 0.147 0.431
DURA − 0.035 0.851 0.02 0.914 − 0.252 0.175 − 0.108 0.562
HSE 0.022 0.906 0.022 0.906 0.006 0.975 − 0.212 0.252
DIST 0.108 0.561 0.108 0.561 − 0.175 0.346 − 0.265 0.149
DAYDYS 0.233 0.208 − 0.018 0.925 − 0.094 0.615 − 0.286 0.119
MNA screening score − 0.023 0.901 0.004 0.984 0.168 0.366 0.147 0.429
  1. HRQoL health-related quality of life, PSQI Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index, QUAL subjective sleep quality LATEN sleep latency, DURA sleep duration, HSE habitual sleep efficacy, DIST sleep disturbance, MED: use of medications, DAYDYS daytime dysfunction, MNA mini nutritional assessment
  2. *p value < 0.05 is considered statistically significant