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Table 1 Comparison of SF-36 subscales between healthy volunteers (comparator group, n = 275) and patients who had undergone lithotripsy for removal of urinary stones (lithotripsy group, n = 275).

From: Study of quality of life and its determinants in patients after urinary stone fragmentation

SF-36 Subscale

Group

Mean

SD

F Statistic

P-Value

Physical Functioning

(PF)

lithotripsy group

45.43

11.30

10.37

0.001

 

comparator group

42.15

12.56

  

Role-Physical

(RP)

lithotripsy group

46.70

7.96

4.46

0.035

 

comparator group

45.02

10.57

  

Body Pain

(BP)

lithotripsy group

47.10

8.56

2.67

0.06

 

comparator group

49.80

9.81

  

General Health

(GH)

lithotripsy group

49.42

8.39

0.85

0.035

 

comparator group

49.28

9.33

  

Vitality

(VT)

lithotripsy group

55.55

10.68

4.89

0.027

 

comparator group

53.46

9.61

  

Social Functioning

(SF)

lithotripsy group

44.04

9.73

0.216

0.642

 

comparator group

44.01

10.86

  

Role-Emotional

(RE)

lithotripsy group

44.78

10.53

8.127

0.005

 

comparator group

41.94

12.74

  

Mental Health

(MH)

lithotripsy group

48.96

10.95

12.65

0.000

 

comparator group

45.65

10.91