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Research Article

The Correlations between Health-Related Quality of Life Changes and Pain and Anxiety in Orthodontic Patients in the Initial Stage of Treatment

Table 2

Comparison of scores of SF-36 domains at baseline and day 30 after initial treatment.

 SF-36 (baseline), SF-36 (30th day)SF-36 (baseline), SF-36 (30th day) value value
 MedianInterquartile range MeanSD

PF05−1.276 9.339 −3.48<0.01
RP00−0.045 30.742 −0.260.8
BP0162.695 15.927 −2.710.01
GH−215−4.276 15.583 −4.67<0.01
VT020−0.403 15.154 −0.260.8
SF0240.333 15.160 −0.240.81
RE033−3.021 91.667 −1.290.2
MH020−0.955 16.418 −1.480.14

Analysis of the 8 domains scores of SF-36 before and after the initial treatment by Wilcoxon signed-rank test.
The differences of domain scores before and after the initial treatment were statistically significant ().
(1) Physical functioning: PF; (2) role limitations due to physical problems: RP; (3) body pain: BP; (4) social functioning: SF; (5) general mental health: MH; (6) role limitations because of emotional problems: RE; (7) vitality: VT; and (8) general health perceptions: GH.

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