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Table 3 Comparison of pre-procedure and post-procedure SF-36 parameters between groups

From: Patients’ life quality during ureterorenoscopy, ureterorenoscopy plus JJ insertion and shock wave lithotripsy in the management of distal ureteral stone: a prospective clinical study

  SWL (n = 44) URS (n = 27) URS + JJ (n = 31) P value
Physical functioning (PF)
Before 52.0 ± 4.3 51.3 ± 6.5 49.5 ± 5.5 0.101
After 55.2 ± 6.9a 49.6 ± 5.7b 50.6 ± 5.2b 0.005
Role physical (RP)
Before 45.8 ± 6.6 44.7 ± 11.1 43.7 ± 4.0 0.364
After 51.6 ± 8.0 a 46.7 ± 7.5 b 47.2 ± 4.8 b 0.031
Bodily pain (BP)
Before 41.2 ± 8.1 41.2 ± 6.5 39.3 ± 5.9 0.366
After 52.8 ± 9.5 a 47.5 ± 8.5 b 46.5 ± 7.6 b 0.006
General health (GH)
Before 54.5 ± 3.9 55.3 ± 6.5 52.1 ± 6.8 0.107
After 55.1 ± 5.0 53.9 ± 7.1 51.9 ± 6.8 0.103
Vitality (VT)
Before 60.7 ± 3.7 61.0 ± 5.3 59.8 ± 5.1 0.687
After 55.4 ± 5.7 55.5 ± 5.9 54.3 ± 5.5 0.518
Social functioning (SF)
Before 41.1 ± 6.4 44.3 ± 7.1 41.7 ± 4.9 0.220
After 45.6 ± 6.9 46.3 ± 8.1 45.4 ± 6.3 0.835
Role emotional (RE)
Before 49.2 ± 6.5 50.6 ± 7.9 46.6 ± 10.2 0.180
After 49.9 ± 5.7 49.5 ± 6.1 47.2 ± 8.0 0.340
Mental health (MH)
Before 48.1 ± 8.1 44.5 ± 8.7 46.6 ± 5.8 0.120
After 49.8 ± 5.7 47.8 ± 7.8 48.6 ± 5.5 0.612
  1. Lower-case letters are used to define the group that makes the difference. The same letters (such as a-a) define that there is no difference, different letters (such as a-b) define that there is a difference