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Table 2 Comparison of scores for the eight dimensions of the SF-36 between caregivers and the general population

From: Quality of life in Chinese family caregivers for elderly people with chronic diseases

  Caregiver General population t P
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Physical Function (PF) 90.65 ± 8.53 87.92 ± 16.98 4.397 <0.001
Role Physical (RP) 52.64 ± 34.39 77.50 ± 34.86 −14.581 <0.001
Bodily Pain (BP) 84.60 ± 9.91 82.22 ± 16.98 2.408 0.016
General Health (GH) 52.36 ± 13.15 62.51 ± 17.88 −15.570 <0.001
Vitality (VT) 66.52 ± 10.39 68.17 ± 17.63 −3.196 0.002
Social Function (SF) 75.71 ± 16.71 80.67 ± 19.98 −5.935 <0.001
Role Emotional (RE) 40.96 ± 35.09 67.86 ± 39.44 −15.220 <0.001
Mental Health (MH) 65.67 ± 11.86 68.47 ± 16.90 −4.762 <0.001