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Table 2 Health-related quality of life assessed by SF-36, SF-6D and 15D scores in outpatient clinic patients with axial spondyloarthritis, for all subjects, and for women and men separately

From: The relationship between demographic- and disease-related variables and health-related quality of life in patients with axial spondyloarthritis

  All Women
n = 127
Men
n = 253
p
Health-related quality of life
SF-36a
 Mental health 77.2 (14.6) 77.1 (14.1) 77.2 (14.8) 0.952
 Vitality 47.9 (20.3) 44.9 (29.9) 49.2 (19.8) 0.056
 Bodily pain 48.5 (20.4) 45.2 (19.8) 50.1 (20.5) 0.025
 General health 53.8 (21.1) 55.3 (21.3) 53.0 (21.0) 0.336
 Social function 75.8 (22.1) 73.9 (22.5) 75.8 (21.8) 0.239
 Physical function 73.5 (20.2) 72.4 (19.1) 74.0 (20.8) 0.455
 Physical role limitations 43.3 (41.3) 36.5 (39.8) 46.5 (41.7) 0.024
 Emotional role limitations 72.3 (39.9) 69.7 (42.1) 73.6 (38.7) 0.375
 SF-36-PCS 39.6 (9.5) 38.7 (9.2) 40.1 (9.6) 0.169
 SF-36-MCS 48.3 (10.2) 47.7 (10.3) 48.5 (10.2) 0.498
 SF-6Db 0.66 (0.10) 0.66 (0.10) 0.67 (0.08) 0.395
 15Dc 0.85 (0.09) 0.85 (0.08) 0.85 (0.10) 0.859
  1. Data are shown as the mean and (SD)
  2. Key: SF-36-PCS physical component summary, SF-36-MCS mental component summary. Continuous variables are expressed as the mean and standard deviation (SD). Independent-sample Student’s t tests were used for group comparisons. Bold p values indicate significant differences
  3. aThe SF-36 range is 0–100, where 100 indicates a high HRQoL
  4. bThe SF-6D range is 0–1, where 1 indicates a high HRQoL
  5. cThe 15D range is 0–1, where 1 indicates a high HRQoL