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Table 4 Comparison of SF-12 mental 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)  
VT 52.5 (6.28) 54.4 (6.78) 0.007 58.2 (5.32) 59.6 (4.79) 0.008
SF 50.5 (6.17) 50.9 (6.87) 0.596 56.6 (2.20) 56.1 (4.95) 0.281
RE 51.9 (6.92) 51.4 (7.88) 0.554 55.8 (1.56) 56.2 (0.86) 0.008
MH 55.3 (5.53) 56.1 (5.91) 0.231 58.8 (2.81) 58.9 (3.47) 0.806
Overall MCS 56.1 (5.43) 56.8 (6.39) 0.280 57.8 (2.13) 58.1 (2.67) 0.270
  1. Abbreviations: SMM severe maternal morbidity, VT vitality, SF social functioning, RE role limitations due to emotional problems, MH mental health, MCS mental component summary
  2. aAnalysis of variance
  3. bStandard deviation