Other questions from the SF-36
, such as feeling tired or worn out, were not independent markers of MACE," Dr.
The average SF-36
score 12 months after study entry was 73 for the ablation patients, an average gain from baseline of 11 points, and 65 in the drug-treated patients, an average gain of 3 points.
Furthermore, all quality of life SF-36
subscales, except for bodily pain and social functioning, had improved significantly more in the ablation group than in the drug group.
is used to evaluate the general quality of life.
is a scale that includes eight scales and two summary scales.
QOL of these patients was assessed using SF-36
questionnaires at the base line, i.
Both HILT and LE bandage groups showed significant improvement for all evaluated parameters including pain scores, handgrip strength, disability, and SF-36
scores after sixth week of the treatment (Table 2).
Scores of SF-36
domains, PCS, and MCS scores are given in Table 2.
Differences in the mean score of the SF-36
domains according to gender and self-reported comorbidities (yes/no) were tested using a Mann-Whitney test.
Authors concluded that HRQoL assessed with the SF-36
is generally captured also by the QOLIBRI but that there is also additional information available from QOLIBRI scores which was not provided by the SF-36
For better comprehension of the factors that influence the results of the eight domains of the SF-36
, they were associated with the data of the HRQOL.
As well, SF-36
between 2 groups of patients were statistically significant in physical component scale (PCS).