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Table 4 Comparison of quality of life among chronic disease patients with and without anxiety and depressive symptoms

From: Utilization of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine and mental health among patients with chronic diseases in primary health care settings in Cambodia

Quality of life Total anxiety score Total depression score
< 8 ≥ 8 P value* < 8 ≥ 8 P value*
Self-rated quality of life    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Poor/very poor 37 (19.4) 154 (80.6)   8 (4.2) 183 (95.8)  
 Neither poor nor good 175 (27.5) 461 (72.5)   87 (13.7) 449 (86.3)  
 Good/very good 241 (34.4) 460 (65.6)   112 (16.0) 589 (84.0)  
Satisfaction with your own health    < 0.001    0.001
 Dissatisfied 1 (1.8) 54 (98.2)   3 (5.5) 52 (94.5)  
 Neutral 205 (28.5) 515 (71.5)   77 (10.7) 643 (89.3)  
 Satisfied 247 (32.8) 506 (67.2)   127 (16.9) 626 (83.1)  
Having enough energy for your everyday life    0.001    < 0.001
 Not at all/a little 135 (25.1) 402 (74.9)   9 (1.7) 528 (98.3)  
 Moderately 153 (28.9) 376 (71.1)   54 (10.2) 475 (89.8)  
 Mostly/completely 165 (36.7) 297 (64.3)   144 (31.2) 318 (68.8)  
Satisfaction with ability to perform your daily activities    0.38    < 0.001
 Dissatisfied 13 (22.4) 45 (77.6)   12 (20.7) 46 (79.3)  
 Neutral 181 (29.0) 443 (71.0)   24 (3.8) 600 (96.2)  
 Satisfied 269 (30.6) 587 (69.4)   171 (20.2) 675 (79.8)  
Satisfaction with yourself    0.001    <0.001
 Dissatisfied 2 (4.7) 41 (95.3)   2 (4.7) 41 (95.3)  
 Neutral 222 (30.3) 511 (69.7)   77 (10.5) 656 (89.5)  
 Satisfied 229 (30.5) 528 (69.5)   128 (17.0) 624 (83.0)  
Satisfaction with your personal relationships    0.17    < 0.001
 Dissatisfied 5 (25.0) 15 (75.0)   5 (25.0) 15 (75.0)  
 Neutral 204 (32.2) 429 (67.8)   59 (9.3) 574 (90.7)  
 Satisfied 244 (27.9) 631 (72.1)   143 (16.3) 732 (83.7)  
Having enough money to meet your daily needs    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Not at all/a little 271 (24.6) 831 (75.4)   88 (8.0) 1014 (92.0)  
 Moderately 177 (42.3) 241 (57.7)   113 (27.0) 305 (73.0)  
 Mostly/completely 5 (62.5) 3 (37.5)   6 (75.0) 2 (25.0)  
Satisfaction with your currently living place conditions    0.03    < 0.001
 Dissatisfied 25 (17.2) 105 (80.8)   22 (16.9) 108 (83.1)  
 Neutral 120 (30.5) 274 (69.5)   27 (6.9) 367 (93.1)  
 Satisfied 308 (30.7) 696 (69.3)   158 (15.7) 846 (84.3)  
  1. Values are number of cases (%)
  2. * Chi square test (or Fisher’s exact test when a cell count was smaller than five) was used