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Table 5 Correlations between anxiety, depression, alexithymia and quality of life

From: Psycho-demographic profile in severe asthma and effect of emotional mood disorders and hyperventilation syndrome on quality of life

  HADS TAS-20 Nijmegen ACT
Correlation p Correlation p Correlation p Correlation p
Mini-AQLQ total − 0.302 0.016 − 0.264 0.036 − 0.317 0.011 0.237 0.61
Mini-AQLQ symptoms − 0.284 0.024 − 0.299 0.017 − 0.312 0.013 0.203 0.110
Mini-AQLQ limitation of activity − 0.206 0.105 − 0.153 0.230 − 0.154 0.229 0.288 0.022
Mini-AQLQ emotional function − 0.358 0.004 − 0.305 0.015 − 0.327 0.009 0.72 0.573
Mini-AQLQ environmental stimuli − 0.147 0.251 − 0.106 0.410 − 0.309 0.014 0.225 0.76
  1. ACT asthma control test, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Mini-AQLQ Reduced version of the Asthma
  2. Quality of Life Questionnaire; TAS-20: Toronto Alexithymia Scale