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Table 4 Correlation matrix of change in Health related Quality of Life in a 2-year period with age, gender, cognition, symptom burden, physical activity, activities of daily living and depression and change over a 2-year period in symptom burden, physical activity, independence of daily living and depression

From: Factors related to health-related quality of life in older people with multimorbidity and high health care consumption over a two-year period

  Change in HrQoL Age Gender Cognition Symptom burden Physical activity Activities of daily living Depression Change in symptom burden Change in physical activity Change in activity of daily living Change in depression
Change in HrQoL 1            
Age .009 1           
Gendera −.100 −.106 1          
Cognition −.040 −.163* −.106 1         
Symptom burden .271** .063 −.231** −.064 1        
Physical activity −.126 −.015 .209** .143* −.196** 1       
Activities of daily living −.187* −.034 .204** .124 −.275** .447** 1      
Depression .236** .050 −.165* −.139* .553* −.369** −.367** 1     
Change in symptom burden −.471** −.015 .032 −.148* −.308** .131* −.060 −.161* 1    
Change in physical activity −.000 −.018 −.001 .003 −.045 −.061 .202** −.047 .078 1   
Change in activities of daily living .139 −.021 .100 −.207* −.055 −.022 −.215** −.079 .237** .047 1  
Change in depression −.241** −.061 .052 .017 −.205** −.055 .049 −.271 −.149* .062 .051 1
  1. HrQoL Health related quality of life
  2. * p < .005 ** p < .001
  3. a variable dichotomized: 0 = female; 1 = male