Table 4

Quality of life (SF36) in the patients studied according to remission status (complete or clinical) from last clinic assessment

SF36 domainRemission (clinical or complete) ≥5 years (n=112)Remission (clinical or complete) <5 years (n=216)Non-remission (n=125)p*p†
Physical functioning72.1±24.172.1±23.469.7±25.40.990.46
Role-physical59.4±43.344.8±42.941.6±45.20.0040.002
Bodily pain66.6±26.063.4±24.658.6±26.60.280.02
General health45.3±21.741.9±21.638.7±20.70.180.02
Vitality54.8±22.749.0±19.648.7±22.30.020.04
Social functioning77.1±22.670.4±25.667.6±27.80.020.004
Role-emotional57.4±44.352.2±44.345.9±43.70.320.045
Mental health65.1±20.864.3±18.961.9±20.70.710.23
Physical component score59.7±21.854.3±20.651.5±22.60.030.005
Mental component score59.9±21.455.6±21.052.6±21.80.090.01
  • *Comparison between remission ≥5 years and remission <5 years.

  • †Comparison between remission ≥5 years and non-remission.

  • SF36, Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form-36.