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Table 2 Comparison of SF-36 dimension and summary scores on entry into prison and three months later.

From: Changes in health-related quality of life following imprisonment in 92 women in England: a three month follow-up study

  Women still in prison at three months,
n = 92
Difference
[95% confidence interval]
Significance
  On entry to prison
Mean (sd)
Three months after imprisonment
Mean (sd)
  
physical functioning 72.6 (29.1) 80.6 (25.5) 8.0 [2.0 to 13.0] 0.002
role physical 69.9 (31.1) 74.9 (28.6) 5.0 [-1.5 to 11.5] 0.127
role emotional 56.1 (35.8) 64.6 (32.3) 8.6 [1.8 to 15.4] 0.014
social functioning 49.1 (32.2) 58.7 (28.1) 9.6 [2.8 to 16.4] 0.006
mental health 45.6 (25.1) 51.6 (23.3) 6.0 [1.6 to 10.4] 0.008
energy/vitality 42.0 (25.1) 48.1 (23.6) 6.1 [0.7 to 11.4] 0.027
pain 58.0 (29.9) 63.4 (27.4) 5.5 [-1.0 to 11.9] 0.098
general health perception 49.8 (25.4) 58.2 (23.0) 8.4 [3.5 to 13.2] 0.001
Mental Component Summary score 35.5 (14.7) 40.1 (14.0) 4.6 [1.7 to 7.5] 0.002
Physical Component Summary score 44.3 (12.0) 46.3 (12.2) 1.9 [-0.6 to 4.4] 0.131