Table 3

 Health related quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis

SF-36 scalesTreated patients (n = 28)Untreated patients (n = 28)
MedianIQRMean (SD)MedianIQRMean (SD)
A low score indicates more negative influence on physical, social and psychological health, and quality of life.
*Based on the single item “health change”, not included in the index above. Low item score indicates better health change.
IQR, interquartile range (25th–75th percentile).
Physical function5331–8955 (30)6335–8961 (26)
Physical role limitation500–10051 (43)250–10043 (47)
Bodily pain6851–9669 (25)7341–10068 (32)
General health4730–6751 (22)5536–7255 (20)
Vitality5323–5349 (24)4335–6548 (25)
Social function8153–10075 (26)6331–8863 (32)
Emotional role limitation10033–10071 (38)678–10055 (41)
Mental health7852–8869 (23)7256–8770 (20)
Health change item*31–42.96 (1.3)33–43.11 (1.0)