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Table 1 Description of subgroups of people with multimorbidity (clusters), according to their mean scores on the RAND-36 scales (N = 542)

From: Identifying subgroups of persons with multimorbidity based on their needs for care and support

 Cluster 1 (n = 131)Cluster 2 (n = 149)Cluster 3 (n = 262)ANOVAP-value
M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)F (2, 539) 
General health36.5 (17.1)44.0 (17.0)62.2 (16.1)123.37<.001
Physical functioning39.7 (22.9)48.1 (23.5)80.4 (17.9)211.04<.001
Mental health56.2 (18.9)76.8 (13.0)81.2 (12.5)135.44<.001
Pain48.2 (25.0)61.0 (20.5)82.0 (16.7)137.33<.001
Emotional role functioning8.7 (15.2)92.6 (15.4)95.9 (14.9)1611.17<.001
Physical role functioning9.0 (19.9)19.3 (22.3)94.1 (13.3)1363.45<.001
Social functioning46.6 (22.0)63.7 (19.1)89.0 (13.4)279.14<.001
Health changes33.4 (19.0)36.6 (21.3)51.0 (14.6)55.15<.001
Vitality41.1 (17.3)53.4 (15.0)69.4 (14.3)160.16<.001