Table 3

Comparisons of change in SF-36 Physical and Mental Components Summaries (PCS and MCS) [23] between exercise and control group.

Short Form-36 item (SF-36) [22]

Exercise group

Control group


mean

95%CI

mean

95%CI

p*


Physical Component Summary (PCS)

Baseline

42.5

24.4 – 57.5

43.8

24.2 – 57.3

0.49

Change at 6 weeks

3.0

-5.9 – 13.4

0.3

-15.2 – 12.6

0.13

Change at 6 months

3.0

-5.9 – 16.3

-0.7

-14.8 – 9.8

0.09


Mental Component Summary (MCS)

Baseline

55.6

40.2 – 66.2

56.3

37.0 – 67.0

0.63

Change at 6 weeks

1.6

-10.6 – 15.0

-2.1

-16.9 – 11.5

0.04

Change at 6 months

0.7

-18.1 – 13.2

-0.7

-16.8 – 12.8

0.40


* Comparison between groups

Thorstensson et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-6-27

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