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Table 2 HRQoL scores of respondents in the survey of survivors eight months after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake measured by SF-36, Mean (Standard Deviation)

From: Social support and Quality of Life: a cross-sectional study on survivors eight months after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

SF-36 Domains Respondents (n = 1617) Adjusted Norms of General Population (n = 2249)* % Decrease pvalue (Student ttest)
PF 87.75(16.92) 91.87(15.07) 4.48 < 0.001
RP 68.89(37.74) 82.97(34.70) 16.97 < 0.001
GH 55.76(17.56) 67.58(21.97) 17.49 < 0.001
BP 80.04(18.70) 83.57(21.25) 10.21 < 0.001
VT 57.57(14.59) 71.62(15.81) 19.62 < 0.001
SF 72.36(17.80) 84.96(18.06) 14.83 < 0.001
RE 62.71(39.45) 75.34(38.47) 16.76 < 0.001
MH 60.03(14.13) 72.92(15.68) 17.68 < 0.001
  1. Note: * The "Adjusted Norms of General Population" derive from a stratified random sampling survey in the region where the earthquake struck, adjusted by the age structure of the respondents [34]
  2. PF - Physical Functioning; RP - Role Limitations Due to Physical Health Problems; GH - General Health Perceptions; BP - Bodily Pain; VT - Vitality; SF - Social Functioning; RE - Role Limitations Due to Emotional Problems; MH - Mental Health.