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Table 1 SF-36 in women preoperative and 6 month after removal of PHILOS plate and the age- and gender matched norms of the German population

From: Outcome analysis following removal of locking plate fixation of the proximal humerus

SF-36 sub-scales Preoperative (n = 30) Mean ± SD 6-month follow-up (n = 30) Mean ± SD Norms of the German population * p-values #p-values
Physical functioning 45.5 ± 10.2 58.2 ± 11.8 67.9 ± 19.9 0.04 0.12
Role physical 41.4 ± 10.8 59.6 ± 11.2 63.6 ± 36.9 0.0009 0.04
Bodily pain 42.2 ± 8.7 60.5 ± 11.4 64.9 ± 26.7 0.00087 0.038
General health 38.9 ± 7.7 49.0 ± 9.7 54.8 ± 16.9 0.048 0.037
Vitality 42.8 ± 20.9 51.3 ± 21.8 57.5 ± 18.2 0.042 0.051
Social functioning 65.9 ± 17.3 79.3 ± 14.3 87.3 ± 16.9 0.03 0.02
Role emotional 66.8 ± 6.9 73.2 ± 9.8 83.3 ± 30.9 0.04 0.03
Mental health 58.9 ± 8.5 64.3 ± 8.4 72.7 ± 16.9 0.048 0.51
  1. Data are given as mean ± SD, * p-values comparing patients preoperative results to 6-month follow-up data, # p-values comparing patients results at 6-month follow-up to normative data. ANOVA on ranks followed by Tukey.
  2. * p-values comparing patients preoperative results to 6-month follow-up data.
  3. # p-values comparing patients results at 6-month follow-up to normative data