Table 4

SF-36 Results. Norm data is for women aged 45–54 [20]. N = 20 at each time point.

SF-36 Scale

Norm

Initial

2 months

7 months

P for

Mean ± SD

Mean ± SD

Mean ± SD

Mean ± SD

trend


Physical Functioning

82.9 ± 21.7a

36.3 ± 24.3b

55.0 ± 23.4c

60.3 ± 26.7c

1.7E-06

Role Physical

79.9 ± 35.4a

6.3 ± 11.1b

31.3 ± 42.0c

36.3 ± 41.7c

0.0074

Bodily Pain

72.1 ± 23.3a

32.6 ± 20.2b

40.1 ± 23.2c

48.5 ± 28.8b

0.071

General Health

70.5 ± 20.6a

44.1 ± 21.6b

52.0 ± 23.3b,c

61.2 ± 24.8a,c

2.3E-05

Vitality

60.6 ± 21.3a

18.0 ± 14.4b

41.8 ± 27.4c

48.0 ± 28.9a,c

2.4E-05

Social Functioning

82.7 ± 20.8a

40.0 ± 26.5b

60.6 ± 22.3c

66.3 ± 25.7c

6.4E-05

Role Emotional

81.9 ± 33.3a

25.0 ± 26.5b

61.7 ± 22.3a

75.0 ± 25.7a

1.6E-04

Mental Health

74.4 ± 18.1a

57.2 ± 23.1b

73.4 ± 18.3a

77.0 ± 15.3a

4.7E-04


Numbers with different superscripts are statistically different (P < 0.05 with Bonferroni adjustment).

Donaldson et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2001 1:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-1-7

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