Table 4

The mean score differences within each group (time 2 scores minus time 1 scores)*

Normal delivery (n = 50)

Caesarean section (n = 50)


Mean Difference (SD)

Mean Difference (SD)

P


Physical functioning

8.9 (24.2)

4.3 (24.2)

0.34


Role physical

17.0 (40.8)

17.0 (40-8)

1.0


Bodily pain

9.0 (22.9)

8.6 (21.5)

0.92


General health

2.5 (17.4)

-4.0 (16.0)

0.05


Vitality

-1.8 (22.1)

9.9 (16.3)

0.003


Mental Health

-0.4 (15.1)

5.6 (16.5)

0.06


Role emotional

11.3 (46.9)

22.6 (50.5)

0.24


Social functioning

2.3 (22.9)

8.3 (25.0)

0.21


* Positive values indicate improvements and negative values indicate deteriorations. Higher positive values indicate more improvements and higher negative values indicate more deterioration.

Torkan et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-4

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