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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