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Table 2 Comparison of preoperative and postoperative SF-36 items with the normal population

From: Assessment of health-related quality of life using the SF-36 in Chinese cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients after surgery and its consistency with neurological function assessment: a cohort study

Parameter PF RP BP GH VT SF RE MH
Normal men 81.6 ± 17.3 82.3 ± 32.2 81.8 ± 20.0 56.2 ± 20.1 55.0 ± 21.5 81.8 ± 17.6 87.1 ± 17.6 65.8 ± 17.6
CSM men         
Preoperation {79) 54.9 ± 24.7 16.5 ± 25.6 48.7 ± 24.4 46.5 ± 21.4 51.1 ± 19.8 51.5 ± 19.8 26.0 ± 32.2 64.3 ± 20.7
3-Months postoperation (72) 71.5 ± 23.9 21.2 ± 31.6 54.3 ± 21.8 50.9 ± 21.8 52.9 ± 19.7 56.1 ± 27.1 42.5 ± 45.9 67.3 ± 20.2
1-Year postoperation (71) 78.5 ± 19.2 40.5 ± 36.2 55.0 ± 21.8 45.4 ± 20.2 53.0 ± 20.4 63.6 ± 24.4 52.9 ± 38.5 69.7 ± 19.8
Final follow-up (83) 77.4 ± 21.6 42.2 ± 40.2 55.5 ± 25.2 49.3 ± 21.9 52.1 ± 22.9 63.2 ± 25.8 54.5 ± 43.7 66.3 ± 20.8
Normal women 76.8 ± 18.9 77.6 ± 36.0 74.7 ± 25.5 50.9 ± 18.4 48.0 ± 18.8 83.2 ± 19.0 87.1 ± 35.8 65.8 ± 23.3
CSM women         
Preoperation (53) 55.0 ± 20.7 20.6 ± 28.1 49.6 ± 21.6 45.8 ± 20.1 48.3 ± 22.3 50.3 ± 26.7 26.6 ± 29.8 60.6 ± 21.5
3-Months postoperation (54) 65.7 ± 21.1 17.6 ± 29.8 45.1 ± 17.4 47.1 ± 20.0 48.8 ± 20.2 54.2 ± 22.8 32.7 ± 39.7 66.7 ± 18.4
1-Year postoperation (49) 77.8 ± 19.3 37.8 ± 35.4 49.8 ± 17.9 43.6 ± 18.8 46.5 ± 20.1 61.2 ± 24.0 43.4 ± 38.5 64.6 ± 17.2
Final follow-up (57)) 76.7 ± 21.6 37.0 ± 36.3 46.0 ± 19.8 43.8 ± 18.9 45.1 ± 21.3 58.3 ± 26.5 49.4 ± 45.8 61.6 ± 20.1
  1. PF: physical function; RP: role-physical; BP: bodily pain; GH: general health; VT: vitality; SF: social function; RE: role-emotional; MH: mental health.