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Table 5 SF-36 scores of patient groups age ≤70 and >70 years before cardiac surgery

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

  Age ≤70 years Age >70 years p
  n = 179 n = 81  
Sub-score Mean SD Mean SD  
PF 54.2 28.1 35.1 25.4 <0.001
RP 34.2 39.3 16.7 29.6 <0.001
BP 62.7 26.6 51.3 22.8 <0.001
GH 48.6 17.8 43.1 15.4 <0.001
VT 50.6 21.0 43.1 16.5 <0.001
SF 68.3 22.4 61.3 21.0 <0.001
RE 48.2 43.3 30.0 37.1 <0.001
MH 62.3 20.4 54.9 19.4 <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.