Table 4

Comparisons across time within the primary outcome measures within the psychology group

NBaseline3-Month follow-upComparisons
PercentilesPercentilesz Statisticp Value
LowerMdnUpperLowerMdnUpper
SF-36 physical functioning1425.00844.44458.36727.08369.45084.700−2.7070.007**
SF-36 role limitations physical14002505081.250−2.3790.017*
SF-36 bodily pain1439.37557.50080.62532.50072.50090−1.1950.232
SF-36 social functioning142537.5005034.37556.25090.625−2.6890.007**
SF-36 general mental health14476280677688−2.4970.013*
SF-36 role limitations emotional1424.97410010058.336100100−0.8420.400
SF-36 vitality energy or fatigue1410204028.7504552.500−3.0660.002**
SF-36 general health perceptions1423.7503041.25031.2504063.750−2.5610.010*
MFI general fatigue141416.50018.5009.75013.50018.500−2.6570.008**
MFI physical fatigue1413.7501619.2508.7501316.750−2.8100.005**
MFI reduced activity149.75012.50018.2507914.500−2.1420.032*
MFI reduced motivation145.750811.7504.7505.5008.250−2.1310.033*
MFI mental fatigue1411.75015.500186.5009.50015−2.9500.003*
  • *Significant at 0.05 level.

  • **Significant at 0.01 level.

  • Mdn, median; MFI, Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory; SF-36, Short-Form 36.