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Table 2 SF-36 in men 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 = 29) Mean ± SD 6-month follow-up (n = 30) Mean ± SD Norms of the German population * p-values #p-values
Physical functioning 52.3 ± 12.3 67.1 ± 23.6 72.9 ± 22.1 0.04 0.02
Role physical 44.8 ± 17.5 58.8 ± 11.2 65.7 ± 33.5 0.045 0.03
Bodily pain 46.9 ± 20.1 64.7 ± 9.8 70.3 ± 22.8 0.0006 0.04
General health 40.3 ± 9.4 52.0 ± 12.6 56.3 ± 15.9 0.01 0.52
Vitality 44.2 ± 23.7 57.5 ± 13 61.4 ± 17.3 0.0008 0.049
Social functioning 69.3 ± 24.8 84.6 ± 8.2 91.8 ± 10.8 0.0001 0.009
Role emotional 69.1 ± 14.7 77.2 ± 19.8 84.2 ± 26.9 0.045 0.01
Mental health 66.9 ± 17.3 71.3 ± 11.9 75.7 ± 13.9 0.03 0.61
  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