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Table 3 The SF-36 scores by infertility causes (514 women and 514 men, higher scores indicate a better condition)

From: Health-related quality of life in infertile couples receiving IVF or ICSI treatment

  Female factor (n = 233) Male factor (n = 578) Both (n = 82) Unexplained (n = 135) P*
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
PF 80.5 (23.8) 85.0 (20.5) 86.6 (17.1) 81.3 (23.5) 0.01
RP 71.4 (33.8) 77.0 (31.2) 78.3 (31.3) 71.8 (34.6) 0.06
BP 72.6 (18.9) 72.9 (19.6) 73.2 (18.4) 76.0 (17.4) 0.36
GH 66.1 (17.9) 69.5 (17.5) 68.3 (20.9) 69.0 (16.3) 0.09
SF 69.4 (23.8) 76.4 (21.6) 77.2 (22.7) 73.8 (22.3) 0.001
RE 63.9 (39.3) 70.8 (36.6) 73.5 (35.4) 69.3 (37.3) 0.07
VT 60.5 (19.2) 64.1 (17.8) 61.7 (18.7) 61.4 (18.7) 0.05
MH 60.7 (20.7) 65.8 (18.1) 66.2 (20.2) 63.9 (17.7) 0.005
  1. * Derived from one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA)
  2. PF: physical functioning, RP: role physical, BP: bodily pain, GH: general health, SF: social functioning, RE: role emotional, VT: vitality, MH: mental health.