Table 4

The relationship between KSQ and disease-specific outcome measures

Generic QOLFatigueLungSkinEye
PCSMCSTotal% PredSymActImpTotBreathlessnessTotalTotal
KSQ modules
 General health status0.640.70−0.86−0.49−0.67−0.66−0.70−0.57−0.350.66
Overall Health Status
  • Data shown are Pearson's correlation coefficients for organ-specific comparisons. All p<0.001 (stronger evidence of association) except **p<0.01 and ≥0.001 (some evidence of association) and *p<0.05 and >0.01 (possibly due to chance or only suggestive of association).

  • Act, activity; DLQI, Dermatology Life Quality Index; FAS, Fatigue Assessment Scale; FVC, forced vital capacity; HS, health status; Imp, impact; KSQ, King's Sarcoidosis Questionnaire; MRC, Medical Research Council dyspnoea scale; PGA, Physicians Global Assessment; SGRQ, St George's Respiratory Questionnaire—Symptoms; Sym, symptoms; Tot, total; SF-36 PCS, Short Form 36 Physical Component Summary; SF-36 MCS, Short Form 36 Mental Component Summary; VA, visual acuity; VFQ-25, Visual Function Questionnaire (25 items); –, not applicable.