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Table 3 SF-36: Comparison of PiSCES sample with other chronic disease cohorts (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Health related quality of life in sickle cell patients: The PiSCES project

  PiSCES Hemo-Dialysis Cystic Fibrosis Asthma ANOVA F value
  N = 308 N = 1000 N = 223 N = 241  
Physical Function 62.4 ± 24.9 44.3 ± 27.8* 76.3 ± 24.0* 63.2 ± 21.4 121.3
Role-Physical 39.2 ± 39.4 39.7 ± 40.4 72.9 ± 38.4* 38.7 ± 39.9 74.7
Bodily Pain 47.4 ± 27.2 60.4 ± 29.1* 82.2 ± 21.3* 67.2 ± 23.2* 49.5
General Health 39.2 ± 22.1 50.0 ± 22.4* 43.4 ± 23.7* 57.9 ± 19.0* 37.9
Vitality 42.7 ± 22.5 46.5 ± 22.3* 58.4 ± 23.1* 48.2 ± 20.8* 23.3
Social Function 63.5 ± 25.2 66.0 ± 29.9 80.4 ± 23.8* 72.1 ± 22.2* 21.3
Role-emotional 57.8 ± 43.1 58.2 ± 42.7 77.0 ± 36.9* 63.3 ± 41.5 13.1
Mental Health 71.6 ± 20.4 69.7 ± 21.6 73.7 ± 18.1 70.7 ± 18.4 2.56
  1. Numerator degrees of freedom are 3, denominator degrees of freedom are N-4;
  2. *p < 0.0001 compared to PiSCES cohort