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Table 2 Comparisons of HRQOL by SF-36 subscales (means, 95%CI) in prevalent dialysis patients with diabetes (DIAL, n = 78), diabetes patients with foot ulcers (DFU, n = 127), diabetes patients without complications (DM, n = 221), and the general population (GP) (n = 5903)

From: Health-related quality of life and all-cause mortality in patients with diabetes on dialysis

  DIAL DFU DM GP F-test1DIAL vs. DFU
Physical function 48 (42–55) 51 (46–57) 71 (66–75) 87 (86–87) 233.8
Role limitations (physical) 21 (13–29) 26 (19–32) 55 (48–61) 77 (76–78) 141.7
Bodily pain 56 (50–62) 55 (50–61) 63 (59–67) 74 (73–74) 39.1
General health 37 (33–42) 46 (41–50) 57 (53–60) 76 (75–76) 189.5 <0.001
Vitality 39 (34–44) 47 (43–51) 54 (49–57) 61 (61–62) 52.3 0.011
Social function 63 (57–69) 67 (62–72) 80 (76–83) 87 (86–87) 67.5
Mental health 69 (64–74) 70 (67–74) 77 (74–80) 81 (80–81) 74.3
  1. 1 comparing p < 0.001 for all one-way analysis of variance.