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Table 5 SF-36 in men 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 71.6 (24.2) 77.5 (20.6) 73.8 (71.6–76.0) 0.717 0.514
Role physical 56.3 (44.3) 67.9 (39.7) 64.9 (61.4–68.5) 0.446 0.785
Bodily pain 67.9 (20.0) 65.6 (22.9) 70.6 (68.3–72.9) 0.602 0.427
General health 76.7 (20.7) 76.8 (16.7) 66.8 (64.8–68.8) 0.075 0.044
Vitality 71.5 (18.2) 72.1 (18.7) 68.7 (66.5–70.9) 0.554 0.503
Social functioning 84.4 (23.9) 90.2 (15.6) 87.4 (85.5–89.3) 0.621 0.518
Role emotional 68.8 (43.0) 76.9 (34.4) 77.2 (74.1–80.3) 0.444 0.977
Mental health 82.8 (15.8) 77.7 (18.2) 83.5 (81.8–85.1) 0.852 0.256
  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