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Table 5 SF-36 score for each pain type at the first medical examination

From: Classifying patients with lumbar spinal stenosis using painDETECT: a cross-sectional study

Parameter Nociceptive pain Type of pain unclear (mixed pain) Neuropathic pain p a
Total patients with pain at first examination
Physical functioning 27.0 ± 2.14 30.2 ± 2.67 21.1 ± 4.73 0.040a
 Role physical 33.8 ± 2.15 34.5 ± 3.05 26.5 ± 4.13 0.326
 Bodily pain 35.8 ± 0.92 32.5 ± 1.64 29.6 ± 2.53 0.011a
 General health 42.4 ± 1.20 41.4 ± 1.99 39.5 ± 2.87 0.668
 Vitality 46.3 ± 1.43 41.6 ± 3.01 44.1 ± 2.73 0.396
 Social functioning 44.3 ± 1.66 40.5 ± 2.55 37.0 ± 4.53 0.179
 Role emotional 40.1 ± 2.16 36.5 ± 3.09 32.4 ± 4.04 0.160
 Mental health 46.3 ± 1.40 42.8 ± 2.61 42.1 ± 3.39 0.287
Group with pain present ≥3 months
Physical functioning 25.5 ± 2.58 28.4 ± 3.28 21.9 ± 5.29 0.201
 Role physical 32.2 ± 2.86 33.0 ± 4.15 28.2 ± 4.61 0.797
 Bodily pain 34.9 ± 1.11 30.9 ± 1.23 31.4 ± 2.96 0.103
 General health 42.2 ± 1.42 38.1 ± 1.85 39.8 ± 3.12 0.318
 Vitality 45.1 ± 1.72 38.9 ± 3.88 45.0 ± 3.18 0.471
 Social functioning 44.1 ± 2.00 39.7 ± 3.24 39.2 ± 5.09 0.473
 Role emotional 39.0 ± 2.88 35.1 ± 4.10 34.6 ± 4.49 0.522
 Mental health 46.6 ± 1.79 40.0 ± 3.20 44.0 ± 3.64 0.183
Group with pain present <3 months
Physical functioning 30.5 ± 3.80 34.0 ± 4.61 18.2 ± 11.9 0.197
 Role physical 37.3 ± 2.60 37.9 ± 3.69 20.4 ± 9.89 0.166
 Bodily pain 37.8 ± 1.58 35.9 ± 4.35 23.2 ± 3.55 0.021a
 General health 42.7 ± 2.29 48.5 ± 3.87 38.2 ± 7.90 0.335
 Vitality 49.2 ± 2.53 47.6 ± 4.12 41.0 ± 5.76 0.494
 Social functioning 44.7 ± 3.10 42.3 ± 4.26 29.2 ± 10.2 0.288
 Role emotional 42.7 ± 2.68 39.6 ± 4.33 24.7 ± 9.25 0.121
 Mental health 45.6 ± 2.19 48.8 ± 3.98 35.2 ± 8.49 0.292
  1. Data are shown as mean ± standard error
  2. The SF-36 comprises eight subscales (score of 0–100). Higher scores indicate better quality of life
  3. There were statistically significant differences in two SF-36 subscale scores [physical function and bodily pain (p < 0.05)]. With respect to pain duration, for patients with chronic pain, there were no statistically significant differences in any of the SF-36 subscale scores. For patients with subacute or acute pain, there was a statistically significant difference in one SF-36 subscale score [bodily pain (p < 0.05)]
  4. SF-36 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey
  5. aKruskal–Wallis test