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Table 3 The SF-36 scores in veteran versus non-veteran suffering from complete motor lesions SCI

From: Health-related quality of life among individuals with long-standing spinal cord injury: a comparative study of veterans and non-veterans

  Veterans (n = 39) Complete motor lesions Non-veterans (n = 29)  
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) P
Physical functioning 25.9 (30.3) 27.6 (20.4) 0.78
Role physical 36.2 (37.5) 60.1 (33.7) 0.009
Bodily pain 54.2 (32.3) 77.4 (20.5) 0.001
General health 52.8 (20.9) 67.9 (15.7) 0.002
Social functioning 67.8 (23.9) 75.0 (26.3) 0.25
Role emotional 49.1 (41.8) 74.7 (32.9) 0.007
Vitality 62.4 (15.5) 73.4 (14.7) 0.004
Mental health 67.8 (16.8) 77.0 (14.5) 0.02
Physical component summary (PCS) 42.4 (19.5) 58.2 (13.3) <0.0001
Mental component summary (MCS) 62.3 (17.7) 75.0 (16.5) 0.004