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Table 2 Distribution of response by impact and importance rating together with weighted impact score

From: Diabetes-dependent quality of life (ADDQOL) and affecting factors in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 in Greece

Domain Impact rating Mean ± SD importance rating Weighted impact score
Leisure activities −1.1 ± 1.0 1.9 ± 0.8 −2.3 ± 2.6
Working life −1.3 ± 1.0 2.2 ± 0.9 −2.9 ± 2.9
Journeys −1.1 ± 0.2 1.8 ± 0.9 −2.4 ± 2.7
Holidays −1.2 ± 1.1 1.8 ± 0.9 −2.4 ± 2.7
Physical health −1.3 ± 1.0 2.0 ± 0.8 −2.8 ± 2.9
Family life −1.3 ± 1.0 2.6 ± 0.8 −3.2 ± 3.1
Friendship and social life −1.1 ± 1.1 2.3 ± 0.8 −2.4 ± 2.9
Personal relationship −1.2 ± 1.2 2.2 ± 0.9 −2.6 ± 3.2
Sex life −1.3 ± 1.1 2.1 ± 0.9 −2.8 ± 3.2
Physical appearance −1.0 ± 1.1 1.9 ± 0.8 −2.0 ± 2.8
Self-confidence −1.2 ± 1.1 2.3 ± 0.8 −2.9 ± 3.1
Motivation −1.0 ± 1.1 2.3 ± 0.8 −2.7 ± 3.1
People’s reaction −1.0 ± 1.0 2.1 ± 0.8 −1.6 ± 2.4
Feelings about future −1.3 ± 1.3 2.3 ± 0.7 −3.2 ± 4.1
Financial situation −1.0 ± 1.3 2.2 ± 0.8 −2.2 ± 3.8
Living conditions −1.3 ± 1.1 2.3 ± 0.7 −3.0 ± 3.1
Dependence on others −1.0 ± 1.0 2.4 ± 0.8 −2.5 ± 3.0
Freedom to eat −1.7 ± 1.0 2.1 ± 0.9 −4.2 ± 3.2
Freedom to drink −1.3 ± 1.9 1.5 ± 1.1 −2.5 ± 2.9
  1. Impact rating (conditions without diabetes): −3, very much better; −2, much better; −1, a little better; 0, the same; +1, worse
  2. Importance rating: 0, not at all important; 1, somewhat important; 2, important; 3, very important
  3. Weighted impact score ¼ impact rating (−3 to +1) × importance rating (0–3) ¼ −9 (maximum negative impact of diabetes) to +3 (maximum positive impact of diabetes)