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Table 4 Correlations for PTG in patients with TB receiving DOTS in Japan

From: Psychological changes and associated factors among patients with tuberculosis who received directly observed treatment short-course in metropolitan areas of Japan: quantitative and qualitative perspectives

 CorrelationN = 125
p value 
Age (years)0.0060.952 
Education0.0060.953 
Residence at time of diagnosis−0.2090.026*
Household at time of diagnosis−0.0750.426 
Occupation at time of diagnosis−0.0580.545 
Ability to move at time of diagnosis−0.1970.037*
Comorbid diseases at time of diagnosis0.0010.993 
Symptom severity0.1930.039*
Number of previous TB treatments0.1520.105 
DOTS treatment duration−0.0640.520 
DOTS hospitalization0.1170.214 
Physician’s consultation0.1190.207 
Public health nurse’s consultation0.0540.567 
Clinical nurse’s consultation0.1980.033*
Understanding of TB and DOTS0.0410.664 
DOTS frequency0.2090.024*
Appraisals of the efficacy of DOTS program0.2470.010*
Assessments of the DOTS program practice0.3000.007**
Medication adherence0.1180.208 
Physical recovery0.1940.037*
  1. Pearson’s correlation coefficient, *: p < 0.05, **: p < 0.01
  2. Education (0 = junior high school, 1 = high school, 2 = university or higher)
  3. Residence at time of diagnosis (0 = homeless, 1 = own residence)
  4. Household at time of diagnosis (0 = living alone, 1 = living with family, others)
  5. Occupation (0 = unemployed, 1 = precarious employment, 2 = full-time employment)
  6. Ability to move at time of diagnosis (0 = disabled, 1 = a little disabled, 2 = able)
  7. Comorbid diseases (0 = none, 1 = comorbid)
  8. Symptom severity (0 = mild, 1 = moderate, 2 = severe)
  9. DOTS hospitalization (0 = none, 1 = experienced)
  10. Physician’s consultation (0 = none, 1 = experienced)
  11. Public health nurse’s consultation (0 = none, 1 = experienced)
  12. Clinical nurse’s consultation (0 = none, 1 = experienced)
  13. Understanding of TB and DOTS (0 = no understanding, 1 = a little understanding, 2 = understanding)
  14. DOTS frequency (0 = monthly, 1 = weekly, 2 = everyday)
  15. Medication adherence (0 = non adherence, 1 = adherence)
  16. Physical recovery (0 = feel deterioration, 1 = unchanged, 2 = full/partial recovery)
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