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Table 3 Subscales of the SF-36, SF-6D, and EQ-5D-3 L scores adjusted by age and sex

From: Health-related quality of life in systemic sclerosis compared with other rheumatic diseases: a cross-sectional study

  Group Post hoc P value
SSc
(n = 120)
RA
(n = 120)
SLE
(n = 120)
SjS
(n = 120)
Control (n = 600) P SSc vs. RA SSc vs. SLE SSc vs. SjS SSc vs. control
PF 70.5 (2.2) 70.3 (2.2) 68.2 (2.2) 73.9 (2.2) 82.4 (1.0) < 0.001 0.952 0.464 0.265 < 0.001
RP 67.8 (2.3) 70.5 (2.3) 65.8 (2.3) 68.6 (2.4) 86.5 (1.1) < 0.001 0.393 0.541 0.801 < 0.001
BP 61.1 (2.2) 61.4 (2.2) 66.1 (2.2) 63.1 (2.3) 81.4 (1.0) < 0.001 0.920 0.114 0.499 < 0.001
GH 41.4 (1.8) 51.3 (1.8) 44.2 (1.8) 45.8 (1.8) 63.9 (0.8) < 0.001 < 0.001 0.261 0.074 < 0.001
VT 53.2 (1.9) 51.8 (1.9) 49.7 (1.9) 45.8 (1.9) 64.6 (0.9) < 0.001 0.610 0.196 0.005 < 0.001
SF 72.4 (2.1) 77.8 (2.1) 74.6 (2.1) 71.3 (2.1) 87.3 (1.0) < 0.001 0.058 0.440 0.703 < 0.001
RE 68.4 (2.3) 77.2 (2.3) 72.7 (2.3) 69.6 (2.4) 87.7 (1.1) < 0.001 0.006 0.199 0.713 < 0.001
MH 61.3 (1.8) 71.7 (1.8) 67.2 (1.8) 63.7 (1.8) 75.2 (0.8) < 0.001 < 0.001 0.020 0.326 < 0.001
PCS 44.6 (0.8) 45.3 (0.8) 44.8 (0.8) 46.9 (0.8) 51.0 (0.4) < 0.001 0.511 0.827 0.025 < 0.001
MCS 43.0 (0.9) 48.9 (0.9) 46.6 (0.9) 44.2 (0.9) 50.8 (0.4) < 0.001 < 0.001 0.006 0.316 < 0.001
SF-6D 0.70 (0.01) 0.73 (0.01) 0.72 (0.01) 0.71 (0.01) 0.79 (0.00) < 0.001 0.056 0.310 0.669 < 0.001
EQ-5D-3 L 63.98 (1.55) 69.95 (1.56) 67.49 (1.55) 64.84 (1.58) 77.88 (0.72) < 0.001 0.005 0.110 0.684 < 0.001
  1. SSc, systemic sclerosis; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; SjS, Sjogren’s syndrome; PF, physical function; RP, role–physical; BP, bodily pain; GH, general health perception; VT, vitality; SF, social function; RE, role–emotional; MH, mental health; PCS, physical component score; MCS, mental component score; SF-36, Short Form (36) health survey; SF-6D, Short Form Six-Dimensional health index; EQ-5D-3L, three-level version of the EuroQol Five-Dimensional descriptive system
  2. Statistically significant results after the Bonferroni corrections are printed in italics