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Table 3 Correlations between the mean values of the coping mechanisms and the domains of the WHOQOL scale—Brief and of the GAF scale, in the euthymia phase

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. − 0.121 − 0.179 − 0.220 − 0.246 − 0.129 − 0.056 − 0.399**
Sig. 2-tailed 0.399 0.209 0.121 0.082 0.368 0.695 0.004
Denial Pears. Correl. − 0.356* − 0.395** − 0.283* − 0.247 − 0.450** − 0.343* − 0.323*
Sig. 2-tailed 0.010 0.004 0.044 0.080 0.001 0.014 0.021
Substance use to cope Pears. Correl. − 0.089 − 0.163 − 0.161 − 0.346* − 0.295* − 0.412** − 0.205
Sig. 2-tailed 0.535 0.252 0.258 0.013 0.036 0.003 0.148
Disengagement Pears. Correl. − 0.636** − 0.524** − 0.364** − 0.166 − 0.408** − 0.449** − 0.166
Sig. 2-tailed 0.000 0.000 0.009 0.246 0.003 0.001 0.245
Self-blame Pears. Correl. − 0.229 − 0.309* − 0.253 − 0.394** − 0.447** − 0.360** − 0.302*
Sig. 2-tailed 0.105 0.027 0.073 0.004 0.001 0.010 0.031
  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