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Table 3 Pearson's correlation coefficients among SF-36 physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS), defensive coping score, depression score and anxiety score in chronic kidney disease patients (N = 98).

From: Defensive coping and health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional study

  1 2 3 4 5
1. Physical component summary 1     
2. Mental component summary 0.284** 1    
3. Defensive coping score a 0.039 -0.384** 1   
4. Depression score b -0.532** -0.738** 0.236* 1  
5. Anxiety score c -0.394** -0.554** 0.065 0.638** 1
  1. a Scores on the Rationality/Emotional Defensiveness (R/ED) scale (range: 12-48) of the Lifestyle Defense Mechanism Inventory (LDMI).
  2. b,c Scores on the depression (range: 0-4) and the anxiety (range: 0-4) scales of the 90-item revised Hopkins Symptom CheckList (SCL-90-R).
  3. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01