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Table 4 SF-36 scores of the study population before and one year after cardiac surgery

From: Health-related quality of life after cardiac surgery – the effects of age, preoperative conditions and postoperative complications

  Before surgery One year after surgery p
  n = 260 n = 260  
Sub-score Mean SD Mean SD  
PF 48.2 28.1 65.5 24.1 <0.001
RP 28.8 37.3 51.1 38.8 <0.001
BP 59.1 25.9 73.9 23.4 <0.001
GH 46.9 17.2 51.8 17.9 <0.001
VT 48.3 19.9 57.4 18.9 <0.001
SF 66.1 22.1 73.6 22.7 <0.001
RE 42.6 42.3 67.9 35.3 <0.001
MH 59.7 20.3 70.6 16.5 <0.001
  1. PF – physical functioning, RP – role physical, BP – bodily pain, GH – general health, VT – vitality, SF – social functioning, RE – role emotional, MH – mental health.