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Table 2 Correlations between the mean values of the coping mechanisms and the domains of the WHOQOL scale—Brief and of the GAF scale, in a depressive episode

From: The relationship between coping strategies and life quality in major depressed patients

  GAF G1 G2 Physical health Mental health Social relationships General environment
Self-distraction Pears. Correl. 0.218 0.192 0.354** 0.272* 0.215 0.067 0.347**
Sig. 2-tailed 0.081 0.126 0.004 0.028 0.086 0.596 0.005
Denial Pears. Correl. 0.162 0.114 0.130 0.147 0.060 − 0.004 0.150
Sig. 2-tailed 0.196 0.365 0.302 0.243 0.637 0.977 0.232
Substance use to cope Pears. Correl. 0.048 − 0.049 − 0.048 − 0.112 − 0.144 − 0.026 − 0.198
Sig. 2-tailed 0.703 0.700 0.702 0.374 0.253 0.840 0.114
Disengagement Pears. Correl. 0.071 − 0.069 − 0.208 − 0.089 − 0.107 − 0.012 0.009
Sig. (2-tailed) 0.574 0.587 0.097 0.480 0.398 0.925 0.944
Self-blame Pears. Correl. 0.007 0.036 − 0.119 − 0.217 − 0.466** − 0.281* − 0.198
Sig. 2-tailed 0.953 0.777 0.347 0.083 0.000 0.024 0.114
  1. Pears. Correl. Pearson correlation, Sig significance, WHOQOL-Bref World Health Organization Quality-of-Life Scale, GAF Global Assessment of Functioning Scale, G1 How would you rate your quality of life? G2 How satisfied are you with your health?
  2. * point out statistically significant associations between different domains that were evaluated