Table 3

‚ÄÉResults of SF-36 compared with a normative group of controls

Health domainPatientsControlsp Value
NS, not significant.
Physical activity84.29 (17.19)94.75 (13.18)0.003
Status and physical health84.05 (25.04)90.22 (25.19)NS
Physical pain82.43 (20.39)81.39 (24.62)NS
General health67.27 (20.27)75.78 (16.14)NS
Vitality68.43 (14.98)67.75 (16.8)NS
Social activities78.07 (22.15)81.58 (19.34)NS
Role and emotive status78.21 (26.74)85.39 (29.49)NS
Mental health73.74 (16.45)72.72 (16.97)NS