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Table 4 Average SF-36 between 2 EDSS groups

From: Quality of life differences between African Americans and Hispanic Americans with multiple sclerosis

Outcome EDSS ≤ 3 EDSS > 5.5 EDSS > 5.5
SF-36 PCSa 43.56 33.21 33.21
SF-36 HTb 1.56 2.80 < 0.05
  1. Abbreviations: SF-36 36-item short form generic health status questionnaire, EDSS Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale, PCS physical components summary scale, HT health transition item
  2. aHigher scores indicate better physical health
  3. bSF-36 HT scale: 1, much better, 2, somewhat better, 3, same, 4, somewhat worse, 5, much worse
  4. Captured in bold is P = < 0.05