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Table 4 SF-36 Results. Norm data is for women aged 45–54 [20]. N = 20 at each time point.

From: Fibromyalgia syndrome improved using a mostly raw vegetarian diet: An observational study

SF-36 Scale Norm Initial 2 months 7 months P for
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD trend
Physical Functioning 82.9 ± 21.7a 36.3 ± 24.3b 55.0 ± 23.4c 60.3 ± 26.7c 1.7E-06
Role Physical 79.9 ± 35.4a 6.3 ± 11.1b 31.3 ± 42.0c 36.3 ± 41.7c 0.0074
Bodily Pain 72.1 ± 23.3a 32.6 ± 20.2b 40.1 ± 23.2c 48.5 ± 28.8b 0.071
General Health 70.5 ± 20.6a 44.1 ± 21.6b 52.0 ± 23.3b,c 61.2 ± 24.8a,c 2.3E-05
Vitality 60.6 ± 21.3a 18.0 ± 14.4b 41.8 ± 27.4c 48.0 ± 28.9a,c 2.4E-05
Social Functioning 82.7 ± 20.8a 40.0 ± 26.5b 60.6 ± 22.3c 66.3 ± 25.7c 6.4E-05
Role Emotional 81.9 ± 33.3a 25.0 ± 26.5b 61.7 ± 22.3a 75.0 ± 25.7a 1.6E-04
Mental Health 74.4 ± 18.1a 57.2 ± 23.1b 73.4 ± 18.3a 77.0 ± 15.3a 4.7E-04
  1. Numbers with different superscripts are statistically different (P < 0.05 with Bonferroni adjustment).
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