Table 7

 Relations between SF36 dimension scores and level of care categories

PFRPREPSFMHEVGHP
PF  =  physical functioning, RP  =  role physical, RE  =  role emotional, P  =  pain, SF  =  social functioning, MH  =  mental health, EV  =  energy and vitality, GHP  =  general health perception.
Level 1: Cannot care for self (27)37.7 (30.4)65.4 (45.3)76.9 (40.8)65.4 (31.0)82.7 (31.4)62.2 (21.9)49.4 (20.2)57.6 (21.4)
Level 2: Can look after self but not others (26)53.2 (31.5)73.1 (45.2)65.4 (48.5)83.8 (25.4)85.6 (25.4)66.2 (25.7)53.3 (23.2)65.2 (23.5)
Level 3: Can care for self and others (146)67.8 (25.2)75.0 (40.2)76.1 (41.7)81.0 (24.5)90.2 (20.0)73.3 (20.9)59.9 (21.6)72.2 (19.9)
ANOVAp<0.001p>0.05p>0.05p<0.05p>0.05p<0.05p<0.05p<0.01