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Table 2 Mean score and standard deviation in QOLCE subscales for left- and right-hemispheric groups.

From: Quality of life in childhood epilepsy with lateralized epileptogenic foci

  Left hemisphere Right hemisphere t (29) Significance
Physical function 57.9 + 11.4 51.5 + 18.7 1.156 0.128
   Physical restrictions 58.0 ± 15.0 47.2 ± 24.2 1.504 0.072
   Energy/Fatigue 57.8 ± 12.0 55.8 ± 17.6 0.368 0.358
Cognitive function 58.6 + 19.8 55.8+26.4 0.337 0.369
   Attention/Concentration 66.6 ± 23.7 53.3 ± 26.0 1.483 0.074
   Memory 57.8 ± 20.4 58.1 ± 24.3 -0.030 0.488
   Language 54.3 ± 23.7 59.0 ± 28.0 -0.501 0.310
   Other cognitive 55.7 ± 20.1 52.8 ± 31.8 0.311 0.379
Emotional wellbeing 68.7 + 10.9 60.1 + 58.6 1.520 0.069
   Depression 73.4 ± 13.6 65.0 ± 17.8 1.489 0.074
   Anxiety 71.8 ± 19.9 58.6 ± 22.9 1.726 0.048
   Control/Helplessness 61.7 ± 20.8 53.3 ± 22.1 1.088 0.143
   Self-esteem 67.8 ± 13.2 63.3 ± 23.9 0.652 0.260
Social function 87.7 + 24.6 67.6 + 31.4 1.987 0.028
   Social interactions 90.1 ± 33.9 71.7 ± 33.3 1.526 0.069
   Social activities 79.2 ± 16.1 64.4 ± 29.6 1.734 0.047
   Stigma item 93.7 ± 37.1 66.7 ± 34.9 2.090 0.023
Behavior 66.4 ± 15.1 58.9 ± 16.9 1.298 0.102
General-health item 59.4 ± 22.1 43.3 ± 27.5 1.795 0.042
QOL item 60.9 ± 18.2 38.3 ± 22.9 3.055 0.002
Overall QOL 67.2 ± 12.1 56.9 ± 19.7 1.769 0.044
  1. Spearman's correlation analysis revealed lateralization effect. Significant differences for separate subscales between the groups, as revealed by two-sample t-test, are marked in bold.