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Table 3 Correlation between BDI, SF-36 and PAID range and baseline numerical variables and their respective ranges

From: Insulin mediated improvement in glycemic control in elderly with type 2 diabetes mellitus can improve depressive symptoms and does not seem to impair health-related quality of life

  Variable   Absolute range (after-before)
   BDI Physical functioning Role physical Pain General health Vitality Social functioning Role emotional Mental health
Baseline Age rs 0.139 −0.084 0.041 −0.323 0.285 0.026 −0.284 −0.305 0.052
BMI rs −0.201 0.158 0.301 −0.058 0.161 0.149 −0.061 0.046 0.235
Waist circumference rs −0.167 0.204 0.203 −0.182 0.105 0.278 −0.028 −0.166 0.179
Hb A1C rs −0.121 −0.092 0.082 0.093 0.287 −0.018 −0.050 0.138 0.238
BDI rs −0.608 −0.039 0.268 0.250 0.107 −0.048 0.076 0.012 −0.118
p 0.001         
Range (after/before) BMI rs 0.276 −0.098 −0.142 −0.103 0.090 0.014 −0.022 0.074 0.010
Waist circumference rs 0.196 0.008 −0.141 −0.363 0.003 0.162 −0.047 0.214 0.134
HbA1C rs 0.337 −0.121 −0.221 −0.149 −0.306 −0.051 0.050 −0.033 −0.132
BDI rs   −0.393 −0.394 −0.427 −0.347 −0.309 −0.368 −0.162 −0.288
p   0.038 0.038 0.023 0.071 0.11 0.054 0.41 0.14
  1. r s : Spearman’ s rank correlation coefficient; p: value. p values not shown did not achieved statistical significance