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Table 5 Health related quality of life

From: Ataxia, dystonia and myoclonus in adult patients with Niemann-Pick type C

RAND-36 domains Study population, mean (SD) General population, mean (SD) p-value*
Physical 43.1 (40.9) 81.9 (23.2) p = 0.007
Social 73.4 (33.0) 86.9 (20.5) p = 0.248
Role limitations (physical) 43.8 (37.5) 79.4 (35.5) p = 0.008
Role limitations (emotional) 70.8 (45.2) 84.1 (32.3) p = 0.406
Mental health 84.0 (10.5) 76.8 (18.4) p = 0.055
Vitality 55.0 (16.5) 67.4 (19.9) p = 0.035
Pain 93.1 (19.5) 79.5 (25.6) p = 0.051
General health 35.0 (17.9) 72.7 (22.7) p < 0.001
Health change 50.0 (29.9) 52.4 (19.4) p = 0.821
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. *Independent samples t-test for equality of means, significance level p < 0,05