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Table 1 Comparison of MSH patients and other reference patient groups on SF-36 Measures

From: Hydroxyurea and sickle cell anemia: effect on quality of life

  Health Status Short Form 36 Scores
Patient Group Physical Functioning Role-Physical Social Functioning Mental Health Health Perception Bodily Pain Recall
No Chronic Conditions* (N = 2595) 86.0 87.2 92.3 77.6 72.6 74.2
Myocardial Infarction* N = 147 64.6 58.6 80.7 74.8 62.7 71.7
Arthritis* N = 2079 81.1 76.9 88.4 74.6 65.3 58.6
Sickle Cell Anemia N = 143 63.6 45.3 65.1 70.0 42.4 44.8
MSH** N = 299 66.0 46.7 6.65.0 70.0 38.8 46.5
  1. *Data from Stewart et. al (2), † Data from Woods et. al (15), ** MSH: Multicenter Study of Hydroxyurea in Sickle Cell Anemia