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Table 6 Comparison of SF 36 domains between hospitalisation and non-hospitalisation patients.

From: Comparison of quality of life and causes of hospitalization between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients in China

SF 36 domain Hospitalisation N = 309 Non-hospitalisation N = 448 P
PF 41.35 ± 18.00 46.01 ± 19.02 0.03
RP 22.57 ± 42.52 24.94 ± 44.48 0.179
BP 42.66 ± 21.22 46.67 ± 22.34 0.009
GH 26.64 ± 20.32 32.89 ± 20.44 0.01
RE 41.89 ± 48.12 52.20 ± 49.28 0.001
SF 49.67 ± 26.17 53.69 ± 23.62 0.001
VT 38.85 ± 22.41 40.61 ± 20.25 0.03
MH 63.43 ± 23.68 64.18 ± 23.32 0.03
  1. Abbreviations: PF, Physical Functioning; RP, Role-Physical ; BP, Body Pain ; GH, General Health; RE, Role-Emotional ; SF, Social Functioning; VT, Vitality; MH, Mental Health.