International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease / 2016 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Table 5

Comparisons of SF-36 dimensions between study’s sample and an age-sex matched sample from the general population (retrieved from Pappa et al. [15]).

General population mean ± SDCaregivers mean ± SDp value

SF-36 dimensions score(s) (0–100)
Physical functioning74.8 ± 3280 ± 22.50.168
Role limitations: physical71.6 ± 4665.5 ± 41.50.062
Bodily pain70.5 ± 3168.7 ± 300.455
General health59 ± 2464.7 ± 220.040
Vitality61 ± 22.857.8 ± 230.123
Social functioning78 ± 30.457.4 ± 33.7<0.001
Role limitations: emotional83 ± 7244.7 ± 44<0.001
Mental health63.6 ± 20.652.7 ± 23.6<0.001

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