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Table 6 Norm based SF-36 Domain scores in refractory HCV patients: Comparison to national mean score for responders to re-treatment with peg interferon alpha 2b and ribavirin

From: Improvement in quality of life measures in patients with refractory hepatitis C, responding to re-treatment with Pegylated interferon alpha -2b and ribavirin

SF-36 domain National age/sex Baseline End of treatment 24 wk follow up
  adjusted mean Score P value Score P value Score P value
Physical Function 50.18 48.42 .38 46.40 .06 49.47 .72
Role-Physical 50.51 47.46 .13 42.59 .0001 52.61 .29
Bodily Pain 49.69 50.51 .68 48.37 .51 52.47 .16
General Health 50.09 47.49 .20 43.61 .001 49.04 .6
Vitality 50.26 48.39 .35 39.99 .0001 54.08 .06
Social Functioning 50.32 49.07 .58 43.77 .001 53.94 .06
Role-Emotional 50.62 49.49 .60 47.07 .08 54.98 .03
Mental Health 49.57 50.51 .64 46.75 .16 50.61 .60
Physical Component Score 50.16 45.47 .02 41.92 .0001 47.73 .22
Mental Component Score 50.13 47.86 .26 44.37 .004 50.34 .91