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Table 3 Mean SF-36 scores of Dutch healthy controls, non-cirrhotic, compensated cirrhotic, decompensated cirrhotic and transplanted liver patients.

From: Generic and disease-specific health related quality of life in non-cirrhotic, cirrhotic and transplanted liver patients: a cross-sectional study

SF-36 scale Dutch controls (CI 95%)
n = 1715
LTX (CI 95%)
n = 186
NC (CI 95%)
n = 489
CC (CI 95%)
n = 391
DC (CI 95%)
n = 84
PF 82 (81–83) 69 (66–72) 70 (68–72) 65 (63–67) 50 (66–72)
RP 75 (73–76) 53 (47–59) 48 (45–52) 44 (40–48) 21 (13–29)
BP 74 (73–75) 73 (69–76)* 66 (64–68) 64 (61–66) 48 (43–53)
GH 70 (69–71) 56 (53–59) 46 (44–48) 41 (39–43) 31 (26–35)
VI 67 (66–68) 62 (59–65) 51 (49–53) 50 (48–52) 39 (35–43)
SF 82 (81–83) 73 (69–76) 65 (63–67) 64 (61–66) 47 (42–52)
RE 80 (78–82) 74 (68–79) 67 (63–70) 63 (59–67) 49 (42–57)
MH 75 (74–76) 74 (71–76)* 67 (65–68) 67 (66–69) 61 (57–65)
  1. For legend of disease stages, see table 1. Legend coding SF36 scales: PF=physical functioning, RP=Role limitations because of physical problems, BP=bodily pain, GH=general health, VI=vitality, SF=social functioning, RE=role limitations because of emotional problems, MH=mental health. Means are adjusted for gender, age, education level and marital status *) Not significantly different from the score in the general Dutch population.