Table 3

 Health related quality of life as measured by the RAND 36 item health survey in 122 young adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and controls

DomainPatients (mean (SD))Controls (mean (SD))p Value*
*Adjusted using Hommel’s method.
†Hotelling’s T2 generalised means test for four scales: p = 0.0017.
‡Hotelling’s T2 generalised means test for four scales: p = 0.15.
Physical component scales
    Physical functioning89.6 (16.3)96.8 (6.8)<0.001
    Role functioning/physical84.4 (28.6)87.5 (26.1)0.37
    Pain81.6 (19.9)83.7 (16.1)0.36
    General health71.1 (19.4)75.6 (18.2)0.18
Mental component scales
    Energy74.2 (15.9)69.5 (18.4)0.08
    Role functioning/emotional87.2 (22.2)84.2 (29.1)0.45
    Emotional wellbeing81.9 (14.1)78.0 (14.7)0.086
    Social functioning93.4 (13.1)88.8 (16.1)0.057