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Table 2 Comparison of SF-12 physical quality of life between women with and without severe maternal morbidity at 1-month and 6-month postpartum using ANOVA

From: Immediate and long-term relationship between severe maternal morbidity and health-related quality of life: a prospective double cohort comparison study

  1-month 6-month
SF-12 SMM (n = 145) Non-SMM (n = 187) P valuea SMM (n = 145) Non-SMM (n = 187) P valuea
  mean (SDb) mean (SDb)   mean (SDb) mean (SDb)  
PF 42.5 (7.00) 43.7 (8.51) 0.164 56.0 (3.89) 56.6 (2.53) 0.096
RP 49.8 (6.31) 48.5 (6.98) 0.089 56.6 (2.29) 57.1 (1.74) 0.019
BP 48.3 (6.00) 48.2 (6.26) 0.873 54.9 (4.72) 55.0 (5.38) 0.884
GH 44.4 (8.38) 46.5 (8.80) 0.031 55.0 (5.11) 55.5 (4.66) 0.361
Overall PCS 43.3 (5.30) 43.7 (6.79) 0.542 54.9 (3.55) 55.3 (2.86) 0.182
  1. Abbreviations: SMM severe maternal morbidity, PF physical functioning, RP role limitations due to physical health, BP bodily pain, GH general health perceptions, PCS physical component summary
  2. aAnalysis of variance
  3. bStandard deviation