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Research Article

Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life of Surgically Treated Pituitary Adenoma Patients: A Descriptive Study

Figure 4

Mean 15D dimension values of prolactinoma patients (PRL). There was a statistical decrease in sleeping, usual activities, mental functioning, depression, vitality, and sexual function dimensions and in the 15D score (keybox) compared to the reference population (Ref. popul.). Males (♂, symbol at the gender-specific mean of mental dimension) had a significantly lower score in mental functioning than did females (♀, symbol resp.), but previous irradiation may be a confounding factor here (see text). The 15D abbreviations are the same as in Figure 1. (*, ).