Table 2

Summary of the RAND-36 items, TAAQOL and Vitality Plus Scale, the GARS and the Physical Performance Test (PPT 7-items) (means and standard deviations) for MBvO1, MBvO2 and control group

VariablesMBvO1MBvO2Control groupMultiple analysis of variance
Group x Time interaction
Pretest (n = 98)Post-test (n = 98)Pretest (n = 53)Post-test (n = 53)Pretest (n = 126)Post-test (n = 126)Fp Value
GARS, Groningen Activity Restriction Scale; PPT-7, 7 item Physical Performance Test; *corrected for smoking.
Health status, HRQoL
RAND-36 scales
Vitality70.1 (17.5)67.1 (17.3)71.2 (18.2)70.0 (18.5)68.3 (18.0)67.8 (17.9)0.670.51
Pain*77.3 (21.7)79.8 (20.4)85.4 (17.5)83.6 (21.8)81.0 (19.9)83.2 (19.8)0.970.38
Mental health77.1 (15.0)77.1 (16.4)80.0 (13.3)77.9 (17.8)76.8 (17.9)77.7 (16.7)0.930.40
General feeling of health63.8 (17.7)63.4 (16.0)63.9 (16.0)63.9 (15.7)63.3 (15.0)63.0 (15.8)0.010.99
Change in health status47.7 (21.2)49.0 (19.2)50.5 (18.7)49.5 (14.3)50.8 (18.6)49.4 (15.5)0.590.56
TAAQOL scales
Social contacts86.3 (17.5)83.4 (19.2)83.6 (16.9)80.2 (18.6)86.4 (17.8)86.1 (18.6)0.530.59
Cognition75.8 (23.3)74.8 (23.0)78.2 (23.0)77.0 (22.5)75.8 (22.1)77.7 (21.2)0.910.40
Vitality Plus Scale39.32 (6.31)39.59(6.53)39.33 (6.54)40.38 (7.06)39.54 (6.54)39.80 (6.65)0.690.50
Functional status
GARS20.23 (3.68)20.12 (3.16)19.81 (3.75)19.31 (2.63)20.15 (3.66)20.33 (3.68)1.090.34
PPT-7 score (0–28)24.24 (2.82)25.33 (1.94)24.75 (2.48)25.43 (1.43)24.31 (2.87)24.66 (2.27)2.650.07