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Table 2 MOS SF-36 scores for emotional well being and for limitation of function due to emotional distress for the research and control groups (n = 92)

From: Non-specific symptoms as clues to changes in emotional well-being

  Research group n = 48 Control group n = 44  
Mean MOS score for emotional well-being (median, s.d.) 42.3 (33, 44.9) 76.1 (100, 39.5) P = 0.0003
%of patients with impaired emotional well-being (MOS score < 50) 60% 25% P < 0.0005
Mean MOS score for functional limitation due to emotional factors (median, s, d) 54.1 (56, 22.0) 55.6 (58, 22.0) P = 0.7, NS
% of patients with impaired functional limitation due to emotional factors (MOS score < 50) 45% 43% P = 0.48, NS