Table 2—

Health-related quality of life (SF-36) scores presurgery and at 1 year follow-up and comparison with healthy community levels

Presurgery1 YearP*Community levels
n3535
Physical function38 ± 2477 ± 25<0.00188
Physical role42 ± 3984 ± 30<0.00183
Pain61 ± 2784 ± 21<0.00174
General health35 ± 2572 ± 22<0.00174
Energy30 ± 2361 ± 24<0.00159
Social function58 ± 3478 ± 230.01283
Emotional role55 ± 4371 ± 350.1480
Mental health58 ± 2673 ± 200.01473
  • Data are means ± SD, unless otherwise indicated.

  • *

    * Paired Student’s t test (two-sided).