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Table 4 Comparison of individual SF12 questions at 6 months follow-up.

From: A randomised controlled trial of structured nurse-led outpatient clinic follow-up for dyspeptic patients after direct access gastroscopy

   Treatment group p value
   GP GNP  
General health Excellent 1 (1) 7 (9) < 0.001
  Very good 8 (10) 32 (40)  
  Good 33 (42) 26 (32)  
  Fair 35 (44) 15 (19)  
  Poor 2 (3) 1 (1)  
Health limited – Moderate activities Yes, limited a lot 3 (4) 1 (1) 0.261
  Yes, limited a little 15 (19) 12 (15)  
  No, not limited at all 61 (77) 68 (84)  
Health limited – Climbing several flights of stairs Yes, limited a lot 6 (8) 2 (3) 0.021
  Yes, limited a little 21 (27) 13 (16)  
  No, not limited at all 52 (66) 66 (82)  
Accomplished less than you would like in 4 weeks Yes 27 (34) 8 (10) < 0.001
  No 52 (66) 73 (90)  
Were limited in the kind of work or other activities in 4 weeks Yes 22 (28) 7 (9) 0.002
  No 57 (72) 74 (91)  
Accomplished less than you would like Yes
No
22 (28)
57 (72)
6 (7)
75 (93)
0.001
Didn't do work or other activities as carefully as usual Yes 15 (19) 4 (5) 0.006
  No 64 (81) 77 (95)  
Pain interfering with normal work in 4 weeks Not at all 31 (39) 42 (52) 0.023
  A little bit 24 (30) 28 (35)  
  Moderately 8 (10) 3 (4)  
  Quite a bit 11 (14) 8 (10)  
  Extremely 5 (60) 0 (0)  
Felt calm and peaceful All of the time 5 (6) 5 (6) 0.024
  Most of the time 17 (22) 31 (38)  
  A good bit of the time 7 (9) 4 (5)  
  Some of the time 35 (44) 36 (44)  
  A little of the time 11 (14) 2 (3)  
  None of the time 4 (5) 3 (4)  
Had a lot of energy All of the time 1 (1) 3 (4) 0.002
  Most of the time 13 (17) 24 (30)  
  A good bit of the time 7 (9) 12 (15)  
  Some of the time 33 (42) 29 (36)  
  A little of the time 14 (18) 10 (12)  
  None of the time 11 (14) 3 (4)  
Felt downhearted and low All of the time 1 (1) 0 (0) 0.001
  Most of the time 6 (8) 1 (1)  
  A good bit of the time 6 (8) 2 (3)  
  Some of the time 30 (38) 24 (30)  
  A little of the time 18 (23) 20 (25)  
  None of the time 18 (23) 34 (42)  
  1. P value from Mann-Whitney test.
  2. P value from Chi-square test.
  3. Figures are number (%).