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Table 3 The impact of depression on quality of life (SF-36 score)

From: Impact of depression on quality of life in systemic lupus erythematosus patients

  Total
(N = 32)
(Mean ± SD)
Depressive group
(N = 15)
(Mean ± SD)
Non-depressive group
(N = 17)
(Mean ± SD)
Control subjects
(N = 15)
(Mean ± SD)
P value
(depressed vs non-depressed)
P value
(between control and total patients’ group)
SF-36 scale
SF-36 physical function 39.3 ± 24.6 20.0 ± 15.1 33.0 ± 17.5 64.3 ± 15.0 0.034 < 0.0001
SF-36 limit physical 19.8 ± 29.2 1.7 ± 6.5 5.0 ± 14.0 51.1 ± 29.0 0.24 < 0.0001
SF-36 limit emotional 47.4 ± 33.7 17.8 ± 24.8 66.7 ± 28.2 57.8 ± 26.6 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
SF-36 energy/fatigue 36.6 ± 12.6 25.3 ± 14.8 37.3 ± 10.8 44.3 ± 7.5 0.09 0.002
SF36 emotional well being 50.3 ± 13.2 38.5 ± 13.9 53.7 ± 13.7 54.6 ± 9.9 0.001 0.001
SF-36 social function 56.3 ± 16.6 47.5 ± 12.7 56.3 ± 17.2 60.2 ± 18.9 0.038 0.88
SF-36 pain 44.9 ± 14.5 38.5 ± 10.8 41.2 ± 11.0 55.2 ± 16.0 0.506 0.002
SF-36 general health 38.8 ± 16.8 28.0 ± 15.3 33.0 ± 9.2 55.0 ± 11.8 0.25 < 0.0001
Physical composite scale (PCS) 35.2 ± 18.0 22.2 ± 9.2 29.5 ± 12.0 53.8 ± 14.4 0.071 < 0.0001
Mental composite scale (MCS) 12.9 ± 4.3 9.1 ± 3.6 14.4 ± 3.1 15.2 ± 3.8 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. SF-36 The Short-Form Health Survey
  2. PCS physical composite scale, MCS mental composite scale