Skip to main content

Table 4 Scores in five Qualeffo-41 domains

From: Quality of life in post-menopausal osteoporosis

Qualeffo-41 domain Controls OP w/out fractures OP w/ fractures p-value    
     ANOVA OP w/out Fx vs OP w/ Fx * OP w/out Fx vs controls* OP w/ Fx vs controls*
Pain 18 ± 4.5 40.7 ± 18.5 47.4 ± 20.5 <0.001 NS <0.005 <0.005
Physical function 16.9 ± 3.4 21.6 ± 16.3 40.5 ± 20.6 <0.001 <0.0001 NS <0.001
Social function 26.2 ± 9.3 36.2 ± 24.6 52.6 ± 27.3 <0.05 <0.005 NS <0.002
Health perception 34.4 ± 12 58.5 ± 19.6 70.9 ± 22.1 <0.05 <0.004 <0.05 <0.0001
Mental function 35.9± 10.2 40.7 ± 18.5 47.4 ± 20.5 NS NS NS NS
Global score 25.6 ± 8.9 39.5 ± 14.5 51.7 ± 18.7 <0.02 <0.001 <0.05 <0.001
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD
  2. OP w/out Fx = osteoporosis without fractures
  3. OP w/ Fx = osteoporosis with vertebral fractures
  4. * Mann-Whitney test