Table 8

SF-36v2™ norm-based results in carers of ME/CFS patients and age-gender norms (n = 43)

    Males (n = 25)

    Females (n = 18)

SF-36 scores

Carers

mean

SDa

Age norm mean

mean

SDa

Carers

mean

SDa

Age norm mean

mean

SDa

P-value1


Physical Component Summary

50.3

7.7

50.9

9.5

47.4

11.6

48.5

8.7

0.161

• Physical Functioning

50.7

7.9

51.5

8.9

46.3

12.7

48.7

8.4

0.081

• Role-Physical

49.7

7.6

51.3

9.6

45.3

12.4

49.6

8.4

0.079

• Bodily Pain

50.4

10.6

50.5

9.9

49.5

11.3

48.2

8.5

0.607

• General Health

47.5

12.5

50.4

10.2

43.0

11.3

49.3

8.8

0.113

Mental Component Summary

47.9

13.4

50.9

10.3

41.8

10.9

50.2

8.1

0.060

• Vitality

49.7

11.8

51.7

10.4

41.0

11.0

49.4

8.3

0.008

• Social Functioning

47.9

12.6

50.6

10.4

44.1

12.5

49.7

8.4

0.168

• Role-Emotional

46.7

11.8

51.3

9.6

44.2

11.7

50.3

8.2

0.249

• Mental Health

50.2

12.9

50.8

10.5

43.0

11.2

49.6

8.3

0.026


aSD = Standard Deviation; 1 t-test for comparing carers scores by gender;

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

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