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Table 7 Norm based SF-36 Domain scores in refractory HCV patients: Comparison to national mean score for non-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 49.62 46.88 <.001 45.51 <.0001 48.25 .10
Role-Physical 50.17 46.76 <.0001 41.26 <.0001 46.64 <.0001
Bodily Pain 49.40 47.51 .03 43.36 <.0001 48.83 .49
General Health 49.82 43.74 <.0001 40.71 <.0001 42.38 <.0001
Vitality 50.29 44.80 <.0001 40.30 <.0001 46.85 <.0001
Social Functioning 50.19 46.66 <.0001 40.64 <.0001 46.44 <.0001
Role-Emotional 50.54 48.78 .04 44.37 <.0001 45.15 .005
Mental Health 49.66 48.42 .14 43.73 .0001 49.00 .67
Physical Component Score 49.64 42.83 <.0001 40.00 <.0001 43.91 <.0001
Mental Component Score 50.32 45.85 <.0001 42.06 <.0001 46.04 .0001