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Table 3 SF-36 domains. Comparison among the three groups at T0 and T1

From: Inpatient versus outpatient rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis patients: effects on disability and quality of life

  Group A Group B Group C
Domains Baseline m ± sd T1 m ± sd p Baseline m ± sd T1 m ± sd p Baseline m ± sd T1 m ± sd p
Physical function 31.2 ± 20.7 37.8 ± 28 p < 0.05 25.8 ± 19.1 26.6 ± 20.2 ns 23.5 ± 15.5 24.4 ± 17.7 ns
Physical role functioning 31.8 ± 34.8 55 ± 42.9 p < 0.0001 30 ± 22 31.4 ± 18.5 ns 31.2 ± 37 28.4 ± 35.3 ns
Bodily pain 52.7 ± 25.8 67.2 ± 23.8 p < 0.001 62.9 ± 28.2 67.5 ± 26.9 ns 64.4 ± 28.6 63.1 ± 28.4 ns
General health perceptions 48.8 ± 19.6 52.5 ± 19.2 p < 0.001 44.6 ± 17.8 49.5 ± 20.5 ns 51 ± 20.2 50.2 ± 19.5 ns
Vitality 46.7 ± 16.8 58.4 ± 15.1 p < 0.0001 41.2 ± 16.7 43 ± 18.8 ns 48.5 ± 20.1 46.2 ± 18.3 ns
Social role functioning 56.6 ± 22.1 76.7 ± 18.7 p < 0.0001 62.9 ± 22.8 64 ± 26.2 ns 60.8 ± 25.8 59 ± 25 ns
Emotional role functioning 60.8 ± 39.6 73.1 ± 34.6 p < 0.05 48.8 ± 41.1 49.6 ± 38.3 ns 45.3 ± 43.6 44.3 ± 43.5 ns
Mental health 54.4 ± 18.5 64.8 ± 17.3 p < 0.0001 62 ± 25.5 67 ± 23.5 ns 59 ± 26.1 56.9 ± 24.9 ns
  1. p < 0.05 - Wilcoxon signed rank for Group A versus both Group B and Group C