Table 3

The SF-36 scores by infertility causes (514 women and 514 men, higher scores indicate a better condition)

Female factor (n = 233)

Male factor (n = 578)

Both (n = 82)

Unexplained (n = 135)

P*


Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)


PF

80.5 (23.8)

85.0 (20.5)

86.6 (17.1)

81.3 (23.5)

0.01

RP

71.4 (33.8)

77.0 (31.2)

78.3 (31.3)

71.8 (34.6)

0.06

BP

72.6 (18.9)

72.9 (19.6)

73.2 (18.4)

76.0 (17.4)

0.36

GH

66.1 (17.9)

69.5 (17.5)

68.3 (20.9)

69.0 (16.3)

0.09

SF

69.4 (23.8)

76.4 (21.6)

77.2 (22.7)

73.8 (22.3)

0.001

RE

63.9 (39.3)

70.8 (36.6)

73.5 (35.4)

69.3 (37.3)

0.07

VT

60.5 (19.2)

64.1 (17.8)

61.7 (18.7)

61.4 (18.7)

0.05

MH

60.7 (20.7)

65.8 (18.1)

66.2 (20.2)

63.9 (17.7)

0.005


* Derived from one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA)

PF: physical functioning, RP: role physical, BP: bodily pain, GH: general health, SF: social functioning, RE: role emotional, VT: vitality, MH: mental health.

Rashidi et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:186   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-186

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