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Table 3 Health-related quality of life comparisons between women with hirsutism and the Swedish normal population

From: Social support: an important factor for quality of life in women with hirsutism

SF-36 subscales Hirsutism mean (SD) n Normal population mean (SD) n p-valuea ESb
Physical Functioning 82.6 (21.5) 126 92.3 (14.3) 1113 <0.001 0.53
Role-Physical 66.5 (36.8) 124 81.1 (32.7) 1115 <0.001 0.42
Bodily Pain 67.4 (29.8) 126 74.1 (25.8) 1113 0.006 0.24
General Health 58.2 (24.2) 126 72.5 (22.4) 1105 <0.001 0.61
Vitality 41.2 (22.7) 126 54.5 (23.1) 1113 <0.001 0.58
Social Functioning 60.7 (32.8) 126 82.1 (23.4) 1114 <0.001 0.75
Role-Emotional 50.1 (43.4) 123 78.6 (35.1) 1111 <0.001 0.72
Mental Health 56.0 (24.2) 126 71.3 (20.1) 1111 <0.001 0.69
PCS 48.7 (11.0) 123 51.8 (9.0) 1105 <0.001 0.31
MCS 32.9 (14.8) 123 43.7 (12.4) 1105 <0.001 0.79
  1. aIndependent sample t-test.
  2. bCohen’s d effect size: 0.2 = small, 0.5 = medium, 0.8 = large.