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Table 3 Comparison of mean subscale scores of SF-36 from other studies

From: Psycho-social impact of visual impairment on health-related quality of life among nursing home residents

Subscale Present study (2012) Chia EM et al. [23] Chia EM et al. [22] Chang HT et al. [18]
Physical functioning 54.14 (20.10) 73.3 72.3 (0.4) 42.34 (11.71)
Role limitation: PH 46.05(33.26) 68.7 67.0 (0.7) 48.25 (12.10)
Bodily Pain 44.34 (19.57) 70.6 70.6 (0.5) 53.15 (10.09)
General health 51.28(16.65) 68.3 68.1 (0.4) 43.11 (9.19)
Vitality 46.35(10.85) 62.4 62.0 (0.4) 56.97 (9.03)
Social functioning 44.09(18.44) 84.2 84.1 (0.4) 52.85 (8.61)
Role limitation: EP 41.78 (31.73) 81.5 81.0 (0.7) 51.69 (9.73)
Mental health 48.15 (11.10) 78.5 78.8 (0.3) 52.46 (9.07)
Physical component 48.95(16.39) 45.4 45.0 (0.2) NA
Mental component 45.09(12.20) 51.9 52.0 (0.2) NA
  1. SF: Short-form health survey, PH: Physical health, EP: Emotional problem, NA: Not applicable.