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Table 4 Self-worth (CBSK) 1 : patients with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) versus the norm population; Mean scores, Standard deviations (SD’s) and effect sizes 2

From: Health- related quality of life and self-worth in 10-year old children with congenital hypothyroidism diagnosed by neonatal screening

  Total CH Severe CH Moderate/Mild CH Norm group Effect size
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Total
Boys      
  n = 27 n = 11 n = 16 n = 180  
School competence 17.2 (3.2) 16.4 (3.7) 17.7 (2.8) 17.4 (3.5) 0.1
Social acceptance 18.6 (3.8) 17.8 (4.7) 19.2 (3.0) 17.8 (3.8) 0.2
Athletic competence 17.6 (3.8) 16.6 (4.4) 18.3 (3.2) 18.7 (3.3) 0.3
Physical appearance 20.0 (2.9) 19.4 (3.0) 20.4 (2.9) 20.1 (3.6) 0.0
Behavioral conduct 17.6 (3.1) 17.6 (3.3) 17.6 (2.6) 17.0 (2.8) 0.2
General self-worth 20.0 (2.7) 19.9 (3.1) 20.0 (2.5) 20.0 (3.0) 0.0
Girls      
  n = 51 n = 26 n = 25 n = 181  
School competence 15.4 (3.6) 15.8 (3.4) 14.9 (3.8) 16.3 (3.4) 0.3
Social acceptance 15.9 (4.0) * 16.2 (4.0) 15.7 (3.3) 17.5 (3.7) 0.4
Athletic competence 16.1 (3.9) 17.0 (4.1) 16.5 (3.7) 17.6 (3.8) 0.4
Physical appearance 18.5 (4.2) 18.6 (4.5) 18.4 (4.0) 18.9 (4.0) 0.1
Behavioral conduct 17.0 (3.5) 17.5 (3.3) 16.5 (3.3) 18.0 (3.4) 0.3
General self-worth 19.1 (2.6) 19.5 (3.7) 18.6 (3.0) 19.4 (3.5) 0.1
  1. 1Higher scores represent better self-worth: range 6 – 24 for all scales.
  2. 2effect size (d): total CH versus norm population.
  3. * p < 0.007: difference between CH patients and norm population according to one-sample t-test.