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Table 3 SF 36 health survey

From: Long term outcome and quality of life after open incisional hernia repair - light versus heavy weight meshes

  LW mesh
(Vypro®)
HW mesh
(Prolene®)
p German normal population
physical functioning 64.2 ± 26.5 71.3 ± 33.3 0.570 83.7 ± 19.5
physical role functioning 50.0 ± 46.5 45.8 ± 45.0 0.826 80.6 ± 31.9
bodily pain 62.3 ± 35.0 67.3 ± 31.9 0.718 72.7 ± 27.3
general health perceptions 50.6 ± 26.5 49.3 ± 21.5 0.894 61.0 ± 19.1
vitality 48.3 ± 13.4 51.3 ± 10.3 0.555 61.2 ± 17.3
social role functioning 74.0 ± 22.9 70.8 ± 21.5 0.734 86.8 ± 18.0
emotional role functioning 47.2 ± 48.1 77.8 ± 32.8 0.084 88.9 ± 26.9
mental health 60.3 ± 29.3 70.3 ± 12.4 0.288 72.4 ± 16.1
  1. The first four domains describe the physical, the last four the mental health status. The results from each scale vary from 0 to 100 (worst to best possible health status). The scores are compared to the age-stratified German population (Bullinger M, Kirchberger I. S36 Fragebogen zum Gesundheitszustand Holzgreve 1998)
  2. Data for the LW light weight and HW heavy weight group are presented as mean ± standard deviation. Differences were considered significant at p < 0.05.