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Table 2 SF-36 Health status scores among patients at risk of inherited arrhythmias compared to the expected scores of the general population*

From: Health status in patients at risk of inherited arrhythmias and sudden unexpected death compared to the general population

SF-36 Health status domains Clinical status n Mean (SD) Mean diff. p-value
Physical functioning Total sample 122 88.2(16.4) 1.1 0.389
     Family risk 91 90.6(14.2) 3.7 <0.001
     LQTS 12 93.3(14.2) 1.7 0.678
     HCM 19 73.2(19.5) -11.7 0.021
Role physical Total sample 126 78.2(35.5) 0.3 0.915
     Family risk 95 83.2(31.5) 5.1 0.095
     LQTS 12 83.3(34.3) -0.6 0.956
     HCM 19 50.0(43.3) -23.3 0.024
Bodily pain Total sample 127 78.3(25.9) 3.4 0.138
     Family risk 95 82.2(23.0) 7.1 0.003
     LQTS 12 75.2(30.2) -2.9 0.735
     HCM 20 62.0(30.8) -10.9 0.127
General health Total sample 126 69.5(20.5) -7.3 <0.001
     Family risk 94 72.6(18.1) -4.6 0.012
     LQTS 12 71.3(22.8) -8.5 0.224
     HCM 20 54.1(23.9) -19.1 0.004
Vitality Total sample 127 55.7(24.8) -4.3 0.530
     Family risk 95 58.3(24.7) -1.3 0.602
     LQTS 12 53.9(29.5) -6.2 0.488
     HCM 20 44.5(19.5) -17.4 0.001
Social functioning Total sample 127 83.4(22.9) -2.3 0.245
     Family risk 95 85.4(20.4) -0.0 0.986
     LQTS 12 83.3(29.4) -3.4 0.693
     HCM 20 61.4(43.4) -12.7 0.068
Role emotional Total sample 124 77.8(36.9) -4.0 0.217
     Family risk 93 80.5(34.6) -1.2 0.734
     LQTS 12 83.3(38.9) -0.3 0.976
     HCM 19 61.4(43.4) -20.1 0.054
Mental health Total sample 127 76.3(19.5) -2.5 0.155
     Family risk 95 75.9(19.8) -2.6 0.197
     LQTS 12 79.1(25.3) 0.8 0.912
     HCM 20 76.3(14.0) -3.6 0.245
  1. * Paired samples t-tests between the total sample, groups and expected scores of the general population reporting number of participants, means, standard deviations, mean differences and p-values.