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Table 4 SF-36 in women over 65 years of age 6 and 12 months after surgically treated ankle fracture and the age- and gender matched norms of the Swedish population

From: Outcome and quality of life after surgically treated ankle fractures in patients 65 years or older

SF-36 sub-scales 6-month follow-up (n = 31) Mean (SD) 12-month follow-up (n = 31) Mean (SD) Norms of the Swedish population Mean (95% CI) p-values* 6-month follow-up p-values¤ 12-month follow-up
Physical functioning 52.7 (27.6) 60.3 (27.4) 66.3 (64.0–68.5) 0.010 0.278
Role physical 42.7 (39.9) 51.6 (43.7) 59.8 (56.2–63.5) 0.024 0.217
Bodily pain 64.6 (22.5) 73.2 (25.4) 65.7 (63.3–68.0) 0.796 0.134
General health 65.2 (20.0) 67.4 (25.4) 63.0 (60.9–65.1) 0.559 0.519
Vitality 61.6 (20.6) 61.4 (20.9) 64.2 (61.9–66.4) 0.490 0.487
Social functioning 79.0 (26.9) 79.8 (25.8) 82.9 (80.9–84.8) 0.429 0.389
Role emotional 53.8 (46.9) 68.8 (44.71) 72.8 (69.4–76.2) 0.031 0.452
Mental health 73.5 (22.4) 74.3 (22.0) 77.3 (75.4–79.2) 0.358 0.457
  1. * p-values comparing patients results to normative data at 6-month follow-up;
  2. ¤ p-values comparing patients results to normative data at 12-month follow-up