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Table 6 SF-36v2™ results of carers, ME/CFS cases and standard general population norms

From: The functional status and well being of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and their carers

SF-36 scales and summaries Carer's scores Paired case's scores General population
45-54 years-old's scores
  Mean SDa Mean SDa Mean SDa
Physical Component Summary 49.1 9.5 25.7 9.1 49.7 9.1
• Physical Functioning 48.9 10.3 26.3 11.1 50.1 8.7
• Role-Physical 47.8 10.0 23.2 6.4 50.4 8.9
• Bodily Pain 50.1 10.8 32.3 11.8 49.3 9.1
• General Health 45.6 12.1 27.3 8.5 49.8* 9.4
Mental Component Summary 45.4 12.6 32.6 11.6 50.6* 9.0
• Vitality 46.1 12.0 26.4 6.0 50.6* 9.2
• Social Functioning 46.3 12.6 22.6 9.3 50.1* 9.2
• Role-Emotional 45.7 11.7 30.6 16.0 50.8* 8.8
• Mental Health 47.1 12.5 35.8 12.9 50.2* 7.9
  1. aSD = Standard Deviation
  2. *Minimally important differences in scores observed between carers and general population scores