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Table 3 SF-36 scores for the patient group 1 year after RT compared to the normal population

From: Prospective assessment of the quality of life before, during and after image guided intensity modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer

SF scale   Mean (95 % CI) p value
Physical functioning Patient 83.62 (80.01–87.23) 0.247
Normal 84.25 (82.44–86.07)  
Role physical Patient 67.43 (58.44–76.43) 0.024*
Normal 76.25 (72.91–79.58)  
Bodily pain Patient 87.30 (83.33–91.68) 0.002*
Normal 78.65 (76.55–80.75)  
General health Patient 67.80 (63.51–72.09) 0.058
Normal 71.35 (69.52–73.19)  
PCS Patient 49.24 (47.63–50.84) 0.583
Normal 49.74 (48.90–50.58)  
Vitality Patient 64.74 (59.86–69.91) 0.001*
Normal 72.31 (70.40–74.24)  
Social functioning Patient 91.12 (87.57–94.67) 0.039
Normal 94.13 (92.86–95.40)  
Role emotional Patient 73.68 (66.40–80.97) <0.001*
Normal 88.02 (85.67–90.38)  
Mental health Patient 81.25 (77.64–85.86) 0.001*
Normal 87.08 (85.87–88.28)  
MCS Patient 52.18 (50.10–54.26) <0.001*
Normal 56.46 (55.83–57.09)  
  1. PCS Physical Component Scale
  2. MCS Mental Component Scale
  3. *Statistically significant