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Table 2 Comparison of the 3 subscales and global PCQ score at baseline and during follow-up according to descriptive variables

From: CT scan screening is associated with increased distress among subjects of the APExS

  Baseline Follow-up P value1
PCQ Score    
Social dimension score 2.67 (2.50-2.83) 3.36 (3.16-3.56) P < 0.0001
Physical dimension score 2.61 (2.48-2.75) 3.23 (3.08-3.39) P < 0.0001
Emotional dimension score 3.01 (2.87-3.15) 3.47 (3.32-3.62) P < 0.0001
Global PCQ score 8.30 (7.91-8.69) 10.07 (9.62-10.53) P < 0.0001
Abnormal PCQ score² 171 (20.6) 271 (32.6) P < 0.0001
Acquiring abnormal PCQ score² at T2   158 (19.0)3  
Gender    
Males 8.24 (7.83-8.64) 10.11 (9.63-10.58) P < 0.0001
Females 9.07 (7.67-10.47) 9.68 (8.03-11.33) P = 0.4949
  P = 0.26014 P = 0.62784  
Smoking status    
Non-smokers 8.23 (7.65-8.80) 9.85 (9.18-10.50) P < 0.0001
Former smokers 8.13 (7.55-8.71) 9.76 (9.08-10.43) P < 0.0001
Smokers 9.52 (8.24-10.80) 12.75 (11.24-14.25) P < 0.0001
  P = 0.14374 P = 0.00134  
Counseling visit    
Yes 8.03 (7.65-8.20) 9.98 (9.42-10.53) P < 0.0001
No 8.88 (8.20-9.56) 10.29 (9.48-11.10) P = 0.0002
  P = 0.04394 P = 0.52444  
Self-assessment of asbestos exposure    
Nil/light 6.14 (5.00-7.27) 7.44 (6.12-8.76) P = 0.0074
Moderate 7.97 (7.37-8.57) 9.06 (8.35-9.76) P = 0.0003
Heavy 9.96 (9.21-10.71) 12.43 (11.55-13.29) P < 0.0001
Do not know 8.08 (7.28-10.27) 10.50 (9.56-11.53) P < 0.0001
  P < 0.00014 P < 0.00014  
  1. 1: comparison of PCQ scores at baseline and during follow-up by t-test
  2. 2: PCQ values greater than the 95th percentile of the PCQ score distribution in non-exposed subjects (see ref [16]
  3. 3: among the 661 subjects without an abnormal PCQ score at baseline
  4. 4: comparison of PCQ scores between variables at each time-point of the study by GLM