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Table 3 Distribution of different dimensions in the 36-item short-form quality of life related questionnaire (SF-36), according to newly diagnosed or follow-up patient groups

From: Disability and health-related quality of life in outpatients with generalised anxiety disorder treated in psychiatric clinics: is there still room for improvement?

SF-36 Dimensions Total (n = 790, 100.0%) Newly diagnosed (n = 124, 15.7%) Follow-up
(n = 666, 84.3%)
P value
Physical functioning -0.5 (1.0) -0.5 (0.9) -0.5 (1.0) NS
Physical role -1.4 (1.1) -1.6 (1.1) -1.4 (1.1) 0.011
Emotional role -1.9 (1.3) -2.3 (1.0) -1.8 (1.4) 0.001
Social functioning -2.1 (1.3) -2.4 (1.1) -2.0 (1.3) < 0.001
Pain -0.9 (1.0) -0.9 (1.0) -0.8 (1.0) NS
Mental health -1.5 (0.9) -1.8 (0.7) -1.4 (0.9) < 0.001
Vitality -1.3 (0.9) -1.5 (0.8) -1.3 (0.9) 0.002
Overall health status -1.4 (0.9) -1.5 (0.8) -1.4 (0.9) NS
  1. Values are expressed as mean Z scores (SD).
  2. NS = not significant.