Table 3

Correlations (r) between health conditions and quality of life/stigma scores

Health conditionPDQ-39SSCIPDQ stigma
subscale
Wahl ScaleHarvey ScaleStigma composite
High blood pressure0.100.07−0.06−0.05−0.030.00
Back/leg surgery0.130.140.080.14−0.050.09
Headache0.04−0.02−0.050.050.130.06
Cancer/tumours0.06−0.04−0.09−0.06−0.13−0.10
Depression0.56***0.55***0.27***0.140.100.38***
Thyroid disease0.18**0.19**0.060.020.060.16*
Anxiety (BAI)0.43***0.43***0.29***0.17*0.15*0.35***
Anxiety (PAS)0.45***0.45***0.32***0.17*0.070.31***
Heart disease−0.03−0.05−0.09−0.080.00−0.10
Total health conditions0.39***0.34***0.080.130.060.25***
  • *p<0.05 (trend); **p<0.01; ***p<0.001. Alpha set at 0.01.

  • BAI, Beck Anxiety Inventory; PAS, Parkinson's Anxiety Scale; PDQ, Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire; SSCI, Stigma Scale for Chronic Illnesses.