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Table 5 Partial correlation of: SF-36 domains vs. static balance, handgrip strength, SDI, BMD hip total, fall frequency and physical activity, at seven-year follow-up

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

  Static balance
n = 60
Handgrip strength
n = 60
SDI
n = 60
BMD hip tot
n = 60
Fall frequency
n = 60
Physical activity
n = 60
SF-36:       
PF 0.48*** 0.17 -0.02 0.02 -0.16 0.72***
RP 0.50*** 0.28* -0.05 0.22 -0.09 0.45***
BP 0.27* 0.22 -0.05 -0.10 -0.29* 0.37**
GH 0.36** 0.25 -0.03 0.00 -0.24 0.35**
VT 0.42** 0.39** -0.11 0.06 -0.35** 0.37**
SF 0.19 0.14 -0.10 -0.01 -0.19 0.30*
RE 0.21 0.17 -0.21 0.13 -0.26 0.16
MH 0.29* 0.29* -0.00 0.13 -0.22 0.31*
  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. Partial correlations, controlling for the effect of age, fracture group, new co-morbidity and new fracture since two-year follow-up.
  4. Significance level p < 0.05 is given in bold. *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001