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Table 3 Patient-caregiver concordance (Pearson correlations) in corresponding complaint scores1 and health locus of control dimensions2

From: Illness perception in pediatric somatization and asthma: complaints and health locus of control beliefs

  Total sample (N = 50) Asthma (n = 25) Somatoform disorder (n = 25)
Variable r p r p r p
Fatigue .27 .066 .23 ns .29 ns
Gastro-intestinal symptoms .46 .001 .20 ns .55 .005
Limb pain .43 .002 .50 .011 .41 .044
Circulation symptoms .47 .001 .08 ns .52 .010
Cold symptoms .39 .005 .36 .077 .48 .018
Total complaints .30 .040 .22 ns .35 .092
Internal health locus of control .31 .028 .10 ns .48 .015
Socio-external locus of control .15 ns .09 ns .24 ns
Fatalistic external locus of control .00 ns -.03 ns .06 ns
  1. 1 Giessen Complaint List
  2. 2 Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale