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Table 8 SF-36v2™ norm-based results in carers of ME/CFS patients and age-gender norms (n = 43)

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

  Males (n = 25) Females (n = 18)  
SF-36 scores Carers
mean
SDa Age norm mean
mean
SDa Carers
mean
SDa Age norm mean
mean
SDa P-value1
Physical Component Summary 50.3 7.7 50.9 9.5 47.4 11.6 48.5 8.7 0.161
• Physical Functioning 50.7 7.9 51.5 8.9 46.3 12.7 48.7 8.4 0.081
• Role-Physical 49.7 7.6 51.3 9.6 45.3 12.4 49.6 8.4 0.079
• Bodily Pain 50.4 10.6 50.5 9.9 49.5 11.3 48.2 8.5 0.607
• General Health 47.5 12.5 50.4 10.2 43.0 11.3 49.3 8.8 0.113
Mental Component Summary 47.9 13.4 50.9 10.3 41.8 10.9 50.2 8.1 0.060
• Vitality 49.7 11.8 51.7 10.4 41.0 11.0 49.4 8.3 0.008
• Social Functioning 47.9 12.6 50.6 10.4 44.1 12.5 49.7 8.4 0.168
• Role-Emotional 46.7 11.8 51.3 9.6 44.2 11.7 50.3 8.2 0.249
• Mental Health 50.2 12.9 50.8 10.5 43.0 11.2 49.6 8.3 0.026
  1. aSD = Standard Deviation; 1 t-test for comparing carers scores by gender;