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Table 4 HRQOL (SF-36) adjusted mean values in vertebral and hip fracture groups at seven-year follow-up

From: Health-related quality of life after vertebral or hip fracture: a seven-year follow-up study

SF-36 Vertebral group
n = 42
Hip group
n = 25
p-value*
PF 51.6 (44.5-58.8)a 56.0 (46.7-65.4) p = 0.464
RP 30.5 (20.0-41.1) 35.7 (21.8-49.5) p = 0.563
BP 42.9 (36.1-49.6) 58.5 (49.7-67.3) p = 0.007
GH 56.2 (49.3-63.1) 64.9 (55.9-73.9) p = 0.136
VT 48.5 (42.3-54.7) 62.3 (54.2-70.4) p = 0.010
SF 68.5 (61.1-75.9) 80.4 (70.7-90.0) p = 0.060
RE 54.7 (42.0-67.3) 78.9 (62.3-95.4) p < 0.026
MH 71.2 (65.4-77.1) 82.7 (75.0-90.4) p < 0.023
  1. PF: Physical Functioning, RP: Role-Physical, BP: Bodily Pain, GH: General Health,
  2. VT: Vitality, SF: Social Functioning, RE: Role-Emotional, MH: Mental Health.
  3. a Values in parentheses correspond to 95% confidence intervals.
  4. *Significant tests: ANCOVA, means controlling for the effect of covariates, age, new co-morbidity, and new fracture since two-year follow-up.
  5. Significance level p < 0.05 is given in bold.