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Table 2 Reliability and internal consistency of the different SF-36 dimensions (Cronbach’s Alpha) [29]

From: Assessment of health-related quality of life and patient’s knowledge in chronic non-specific low back pain

  Healthy population - normal values [25] cnsLBP patients  
   Mean Standard deviation p
General health (GH) 64 55.69 20.86 < 0.01
Bodily pain (BP) 78 64.24 23.07 < 0.01
Social function (SF) 80 76.86 23.77 0.24
Mental health (MH 71 67.34 19.38 < 0.01
Vitality (VT) 70 53.46 19.91 < 0.01
Role emotional (RE) 78 73.69 37.24 0.02
Role physical (RP) 79 63.94 38.71 < 0.01
Physical function (PF) 91 74.67 23.19 < 0.01