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Table 6 Differences in SF-36 scores before and 1 year after cardiac surgery between patient groups age ≤70 years and >70 years

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 Difference SD Difference SD  
PF 15.4 29.2 21.2 27.4 0.13
RP 20.7 47.6 25.9 48.8 0.41
BP 11.9 31.4 21.2 32.7 0.03
GH 4.2 22.1 6.4 17.6 0.43
VT 8.4 23.5 10.8 22.1 0.43
SF 6.2 27.3 10.2 26.3 0.27
RE 22.9 50.3 30.9 47.7 0.23
MH 9.7 21.7 13.7 21.7 0.17
  1. PF – physical functioning, RP – role physical, BP – bodily pain, GH – general health, VT – vitality, SF – social functioning, RE – role emotional, MH – mental health.