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Table 3 Comparison of pre-event QOL scores and post-discharge QOL scores of the participants

From: Pre-event quality of life and its influence on the post-event quality of life among patients with ST elevation and non-ST elevation myocardial infarctions of a premier province of Sri Lanka

  Pre-event QOL Post-discharge QOL Significance of the difference
Mean (SD) Median (IQR) Mean (SD) Median (IQR)
General-health 47.55 (27.3) 45.00 (25.0–70.0) 50.99 (23.11) 45.00 (35.0–70.0) p = 0.028*
Physical- functioning 64.45 (27.3) 70.00 (40.0–100.0) 54.33 (24.91) 50.00 (35.0–70.0) p < 0.001**
Pain 69.5 (29.6) 77.5 (45.0–100.0) 65.72 (24.82) 67.5 (45.0–78.1) p < 0.001**
Role-limitation-physical 51.6 (48.3) 75.00 (0.0–100.0) 22.13 (34.48) 0.00 (0.0–25.0) p < 0.001**
Role-limitation-emotional 60.6 (47.1) 100.0 (0.0–100.0) 34.19 (41.83) 0.00 (0.0–66.7) p < 0.001**
Vitality 57.6 (18.6) 60.00 (45.0–75.0) 54.91 (16.00) 55.00 (45.0–65.0) p < 0.001**
Social-functioning 73.30 (25.3) 75.00 (50.0–100.0) 69.20 (21.44) 62.50 (62.5–87.5) p < 0.001**
Emotional Wellbeing 60.50 (15.8) 60.00 (48.9–72.0) 56.67 (13.72) 56.00 (48.0–64.0) p < 0.001**
  1. *significant at 0.05 level, **significant at 0.001 level