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Table 5 Factor loads obtained from Turkish and US algorithms and comparison of mean scores of Turkish and US algorithms for PCS and MCS

From: Normative data and discriminative properties of short form 36 (SF-36) in Turkish urban population

  Factor 1 (TR) Factor 1 (US) Factor 2 (TR) Factor 2 (US)
PF 0.83 0.88 0.01 0.04
RP 0.84 0.78 0.18 0.30
BP 0.77 0.77 0.15 0.24
MH 0.09 0.12 0.90 0.90
RE 0.53 0.19 0.42 0.81
SF 0.69 0.44 0.31 0.71
GH 0.65 0.68 0.34 0.32
VT 0.24 0.59 0.85 0.57
  PCS (TR)
(Mean ± SD)
PCS (US)
(Mean ± SD)
MCS (TR)
(Mean ± SD)
MCS (US)
(Mean ± SD)
  49.8 ± 10.8 52.6 ± 8.8 49.6 ± 9.9 51.7 ± 5.7
p* <0.0001 <0.0001
  1. *Wilcoxon signed rank test