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Table 3 Minimal important differences in relation to effect size and standardized response mean

From: Assessment of long-term quality of life after cavotricuspid isthmus ablation for typical atrial flutter

Dimension Mean (SD) ES* SRM† MID (ES)‡ MID (SRM)§
Physical function 0.2 (10.4) 0.08 0.02 0.50 0.58
Physical role 8.5 (13.4) 0.67 0.63 0.65 0.59
Bodily pain −3.7 (10.1) 0.32 0.37 0.60 0.63
General health 1.3 (8.8) 0.08 0.15 0.51 0.54
Vitality 2.3 (10.3) 0.23 0.22 0.51 0.53
Social function 0.5 (12.3) 0.05 0.04 0.47 0.58
Emotional role 2.8 (16.3) 0.03 0.17 0.58 0.57
Mental health 4.2 (10.8) 0.35 0.39 0.54 0.56
PCSǁ 0.7 (11.0) 0.05 0.06 0.63 0.60
MCS# 3.3 (14.8) 0.22 0.22 0.56 0.57
  1. Physical Role was the only dimension that achieved the threshold established for MID (bold numbers), see text for explanation. *ES: Effect Size. †SRM: Standardized Response Mean. MID (ES): Minimal Important Differences in relation to ES. §MID (SRM): Minimal Important Differences in relation to SRM. ǁPCS: Physical Component Summary. #MCS: Mental Component Summary.