Table 5

Quality of life

BaselineAfter 6 monthsAfter 12 monthsp 0 vs 6 monthsp 0 vs 12 months
Physical functioning53±3760±3758±390.0040.048
Role of physical limitations35±4850±5046±500.0050.033
Role of emotional limitations51±5072±4566±48<0.00010.003
Vitality45±2150±2250±27NSNS
Mental health62±2467±2465±270.014NS
Social functioning67±2772±2958.06±34.70NSNS
Pain59±2860±2856±32NSNS
General health perception50±2753±2642±28NSNS
  • Values expressed as mean±SD; data are from 33 of 36 patients (completers) who answered all three questionnaires.