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Table 2 Scores of quality of life (SF-36) according to the marital status

From: Spinsterhood and its impact on disease features in women with rheumatoid arthritis

Domains of SF-36 Spinsterhood Distressed marriage Nondistressed marriage Divorced or widowed P
Physical functioning 39.88 ± 25.86 55.31 ± 23.83 57.55 ± 27.58 59.49 ± 28.47 < 0.001
Role limitation 36.30 ± 27.53 63.51 ± 22.05 66.11 ± 23.39 65.72 ± 29.02 0.001
Role emotional 38.46 ± 27.65 72.85 ± 26.67 73.32 ± 24.52 76.9 ± 24.77 0.003
vitality 32.28 ± 27.09 43.45 ± 17.6 44.46 ± 19.48 45.67 ± 20.08 < 0.001
Mental health 41.26 ± 10.55 54.51 ± 10.04 58.39 ± 10.54 57.25 ± 12.31 < 0.001
Social functioning 44.53 ± 17.5 65.42 ± 17.28 67.9 ± 18.94 68.74 ± 15.17 < 0.001
Bodily pain 35.70 ± 20.33 64.13 ± 20.1 66.14 ± 18.24 65.14 ± 16.46 0.002
General health 41.77 ± 15.46 64.57 ± 17.42 67.1 ± 20.49 66.17 ± 18.36 < 0.001
  1. P ≤ 0.05: significant