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Table 2 Comparison of SF-36 subscales between the patients who had undergone one of the three types of lithotripsy: percutaneous (n = 97), ureteroscopic (n = 118) or extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL, n = 60)

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

SF-36 Subscale lithotripsy type Mean SD F Statistic P-Value
Physical Functioning (PF) Percutaneous 38.92 13.28   0.000
  Ureteroscopy 47.84 8.02 32.82  
  ESWL 51.23 2.72   
Role-Physical (RP) Percutaneous 43.37 8.13   0.000
  Ureteroscopy 47.63 7.78 16.95  
  ESWL 50.24 5.83   
Body Pain (BP) Percutaneous 48.06 9.74   0.002
  Ureteroscopy 45.02 7.42 6.16  
  ESWL 49.24 5.83   
General Health (GH) Percutaneous 47.50 8.46   0.007
  Ureteroscopy 49.85 8.77 5.01  
  ESWL 51.68 6.79   
Vitality (VT) Percutaneous 51.500 9.45   0.000
  Ureteroscopy 55.52 10.33 19.4  
  ESWL 61.76 10.68   
Social Functioning (SF) Percutaneous 42.45 10.30   0.000
  Ureteroscopy 42.93 9.58 9.36  
  ESWL 48.66 7.54   
Role-Emotional (RE) Percutaneous 39.64 11.31   0.000
  Ureteroscoy 45.93 9.44 26.11  
  ESWL 50.82 6.87   
Mental Health (MH) Percutaneous 44.08 10.09   0.000
  Ureteroscopy 49.38 10.46 26.23  
  ESWL 56.01 9.16