Table 2 : Association between Individual's Workplace and Social Functioning
(using the Modified Workplace and Social Assessment Scale [WSAS]) and
Somatization Disorder [20].


    Somatization Disorder Total Odds Ratio

    Yes No -- --

Impaired Ability to Work Yes 4 59 63 1.13
  No 7 125 132 --
  Total 11 184 195 --

Impaired Home Management   Yes 5 68 73 1.24
  No 6 116 122 --
  Total 11 184 195 --

Impaired Social Leisure         Yes 5 180 185 0.47
  No 6 4 10 --
  Total 11 184 195 --

Impaired Private Leisure Yes 7 76 83 1.56
  No 4 108 112 --
  Total 11 184 195  

Ability to Form And Maintain Relationship Yes 5 56 61 1.53
  No 6 128 134 --
  Total 11 184 195 --

The two by two contingency table was formed by merging the responses of all four grades
of impairment in each category into Yes and No. Table 2 above depicts that somatization
disorder is associated with the Impaired Ability to Work, (OR 1.13) Impaired Home
Management (OR 1.24), Impaired Private Leisure activities (OR 1.56) and Ability to form
and maintain relationship (OR 1.53); however there is no association between somatization
disorder and Impaired Social Leisure activities (OR 0.47) in this study.

Nnaji et al.Family Practice Reports  2014 1:1DOI : 10.7243/2056-5690-1-1