Table 1.

Patient-generated Index (PGI) scores across patient characteristics.

Characteristicn (%)PGI Score Mean (SD)p*
AgeRange 21–79 yrs
≤ 55 yrs33 (54.1)52.4 (28.3)0.45
> 55 yrs28 (45.9)57.9 (27.2)
SexMale8 (12.9)50.8 (25.6)0.71
Female54 (87.1)54.9 (28.4)
EthnicityWhite43 (69.4)52.8 (26.3)0.52
Nonwhite19 (30.6)58.0 (31.7)
Disease typeLimited23 (37.1)57.0 (26.3)0.57
Diffuse39 (62.9)52.8 (29.0)
Duration of diseaseRange 2–36 yrs
≤ 5 yrs24 (40.0)59.4 (30.0)0.24
> 5 yrs36 (60.0)50.6 (26.6)
OccupationEmployed or in school33 (54.1)57.9 (25.4)0.24
Unemployed, disabled, or retired28 (45.9)49.4 (30.3)
Marital statusPartnered38 (61.3)56.1 (25.9)0.55
Not partnered24 (38.7)51.7 (31.0)
Household membersNone10 (16.4)46.7 (30.1)0.28
1 or more51 (83.6)56.9 (26.7)
LanguageSpanish and English8 (13.1)61.0 (26.9)0.56
English53 (86.9)54.4 (27.5)
EducationUp to some college36 (59.0)56.1 (27.1)0.76
Bachelor’s degree or above25 (41.0)53.9 (28.0)
  • * Comparison of mean PGI scores among categorized patient characteristics by 2-tailed t test.