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Table 5 Responsiveness of the SF-36v2 scales and summary scores (N = 387)

From: Performance of the Dutch SF-36 version 2 as a measure of health-related quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

     SRM (95% CI)
Scales Baseline 6-month change P Total sample Low disease activity Moderate-high
(DAS28 ≤3.2) disease activity
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
(n = 232) (n = 101)
PF 57.05 (25.30) 10.10 (21.47) <0.001 0.47 (0.37 to 0.58) 0.72 (0.58 to 0.85) 0.19 (0.00 to 0.38)
RP 45.45 (27.41) 12.90 (27.01) <0.001 0.47 (0.36 to 0.58) 0.66 (0.53 to 0.79) 0.20 (0.01 to 0.38)
BP 45.16 (21.10) 18.20 ( 24.61) <0.001 0.76 (0.65 to 0.85) 1.07 (0.94 to 1.19) 0.40 (0.22 to 0.58)
GH 55.60 (18.30) 2.76 (16.41) 0.001 0.17 (0.05 to 0.27) 0.40 (0.27 to 0.52) −0.21 (0.41 to −0.00)
VT 53.60 (20.61) 5.56 ( 17.72) <0.001 0.31 (0.21 to 0.42) 0.53 (0.39 to 0.66) 0.02 (−0.17 to 0.22)
SF 70.99 (24.43) 8.04 ( 24.08) <0.001 0.33 (0.22 to 0.44) 0.52 (0.39 to 0.65) 0.11 (−0.11 to 0.33)
RE 66.88 (28.35) 3.47 (26.79) 0.011 0.13 (0.03 to 0.23) 0.31 (0.18 to 0.44) −0.19 (−0.40 to 0.02)
MH 71.62 (19.22) 3.88 (17.68) <0.001 0.22 (0.12 to 0.33) 0.37 (0.23 to 0.50) 0.05 (−0.16 to 0.27)
PCS 37.13 (9.18) 5.62 (8.58) <0.001 0.66 (0.55 to 0.76) 0.93 (0.80 to 1.07) 0.32 (0.14 to 0.50)
MCS 48.33 (11.64) 0.98 (9.95) 0.052 0.10 (0.00 to 0.21) 0.26 (0.12 to 0.39) −0.15 (−0.36 to 0.07)
  1. PF, Physical functioning; RP, Role-physical; BP, Bodily pain; GH, General health; VT, Vitality; SF, Social functioning; RE, Role-emotional; MH, Mental health; HT, Health transition; PCS, Physical component summary; MCS, Mental component summary; SRM, Standardized response mean.