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Table 2 Mean (SD) summary statistics of SF-36 QOL in 10 patients.

From: A pilot study on acupuncture for lower urinary tract symptoms related to chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain

SF-36 Subsets Baseline 0 wk 3 wk 6 wk 12 3 wk vs. 0 6 wk vs. 0 12 wk vs. 0
Physical function 83(15.5) 96(9.4) 97.5(4.2) 98.5(3.3) 0.070 0.016* 0.023*
Role limitation due to physical health 10(10.7) 18.1(10.4) 22.5(7.3) 21.3(7.9) 0.133 0.016* 0.063
Role limitation due to emotional problems 10.8(11.1) 19.2(7.9) 20.8(8.1) 22.5(4.0) 0.148 0.047* 0.027*
Vitality 38.1(11.2) 48.1(13.2) 55.6(16.0) 50.6(17.8) 0.035* 0.037* 0.111
Mental health 63.5(17.0) 64.0(20.1) 72.0(10.9) 76.0(6.6) 0.844 0.211 0.066
Social functioning 43.8(8.8) 52.5(9.9) 57.5(8.7) 60.0(7.9) 0.063 0.008* 0.008*
Bodily pain 45.1(16.1) 76.0(20.1) 87.3(8.8) 88.8(16.5) 0.006* 0.002* 0.004*
General health 47.0(16.0) 58.0(22.5) 60.0(16.0) 61.5(12.3) 0.234 0.061 0.086
  1. SF-36: Short-form 36
  2. *significant: exact Wilcoxon Signed Test P-values