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Table 4 Comparison of the SF-36 scale and summary scores of general practice patients and those of the general population in Germany [17]

From: Health-related quality of life among general practice patients with differing chronic diseases in Germany: Cross sectional survey

  Mean (SD) t 1 P Median (IR) Z 2 P
PF       
   General practice patients 76.2(25.0)    85.0(34.7)   
   General population 85.8(20.4) 11.56 <0.001 95.0(20.0) -13.94 <0.001
RP       
   General practice patients 61.7(41.9)    75.0(75.0)   
   General population 82.8(32.4) 14.74 <0.001 100(25.0) -16.93 <0.001
BP       
   General practice patients 62.7(28.8)    62.0(59.0)   
   General population 67.7(25.9) 5.11 <0.001 72.0(49.0) -4.56 <0.001
GH       
   General practice patients 59.7(19.1)    62.0(27.0)   
   General population 66.5(18.2) 10.32 <0.001 67.0(27.0) -10.42 <0.001
VT       
   General practice patients 52.9(20.0)    55.0(30.0)   
   General population 60.3(17.8) 10.85 <0.001 60.0(25.0) -10.73 <0.001
SF       
   General practice patients 76.3(24.5)    87.5(37.5)   
   General population 86.8(19.6) 12.81 <0.001 100(25.0) -14.38 <0.001
RE       
   General practice patients 71.1(40.2)    100(66.7)   
   General population 89.4(26.5) 13.42 <0.001 100(0) -16.81 <0.001
MH       
   General practice patients 66.8(19.4)    68.0(31.2)   
   General population 72.6(16.6) 8.90 <0.001 76.0(20.0) -8.64 <0.001
PCS       
   General practice patients 45.2(11.1)    47.3(16.7)   
   General population 48.5(9.3) 8.43 <0.001 51.0(10.9) -8.82 <0.001
MCS       
   General practice patients 46.9(11.8)    49.8(17.2)   
   General population 51.0(8.7) 9.82 <0.001 53.0(9.6) -8.79 <0.001
  1. PF: physical functioning; RP: role physical; BP: bodily pain; GH: general health; VT: vitality; SF: social functioning; RE: role emotional; MH: mental health; PCS: physical component summary score; MCS: mental component summary score.
  2. 1. t test. 2. Mann-Whitney U test.