Table 6

SF-36v2™ results of carers, ME/CFS cases and standard general population norms

SF-36 scales and summaries

    Carer's scores

    Paired case's scores

General population

    45-54 years-old's scores

Mean

SDa

Mean

SDa

Mean

SDa


Physical Component Summary

49.1

9.5

25.7

9.1

49.7

9.1

• Physical Functioning

48.9

10.3

26.3

11.1

50.1

8.7

• Role-Physical

47.8

10.0

23.2

6.4

50.4

8.9

• Bodily Pain

50.1

10.8

32.3

11.8

49.3

9.1

• General Health

45.6

12.1

27.3

8.5

49.8*

9.4

Mental Component Summary

45.4

12.6

32.6

11.6

50.6*

9.0

• Vitality

46.1

12.0

26.4

6.0

50.6*

9.2

• Social Functioning

46.3

12.6

22.6

9.3

50.1*

9.2

• Role-Emotional

45.7

11.7

30.6

16.0

50.8*

8.8

• Mental Health

47.1

12.5

35.8

12.9

50.2*

7.9


aSD = Standard Deviation

*Minimally important differences in scores observed between carers and general population scores

Nacul et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:402   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-402

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