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Table 3 Subscales of the SF-36 in patients with osteopenia and a healed wrist fracture (n = 18) and matched controls (n = 18)

From: Postmenopausal women with osteopenia and a healed wrist fracture have reduced physical function and quality of life compared to a matched, healthy control group with no fracture

    Mean difference P value
  Patients Controls (95% CI)  
Physical functioning 90.0 95.3 -5.3 (-10.7 to 0.1) 0.056
Role limitations-physical 86.6 96.8 -10.2 (-18.1 to -2.3) 0.014
Bodily pain 76.5 88.4 -11.9 (-22.2 to -1.6) 0.025
General health perceptions 77.0 79.7 -2.7 (-12.9 to 7.6) 0.596
Vitality 58.1 75.0 -16.9 (-29.9 to -3.7) 0.015
Social functioning 89.9 96.5 -6.6 (-14.6 to 1.4) 0.100
Role limitations-emotional 91.4 97.7 -6.3 (-12.6 to 0.7) 0.053
Mental health 86.4 88.9 -2.5 (-9.9 to 4.8) 0.483
  1. Data are presented as mean, CI Confidence Interval.
  2. SF-36 Short Form 36.