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Table 2 Comparison of quality of life between pSS patients and healthy controls

From: Pain and fatigue are predictors of quality of life in primary Sjögren’s syndrome

SF-36 pSS (n = 77) Controls (n = 77)
*Physical functioning 37.3 ± 24.2 80.5 ± 20.8
*Physical role functioning 27.6 ± 35.9 73.4 ± 37.2
*Bodily pain 36.7 ± 22.2 69.5 ± 21.4
*General health 43.2 ± 17.9 69.5 ± 20.0
*Vitality 37.2 ± 20.6 64.8 ± 20.9
*Social functioning 48.3 ± 26.9 74.8 ± 23.1
*Emotional role functioning 31.1 ± 38.6 69.3 ± 40.0
*Mental health 46.2 ± 22.3 67.8 ± 23.0
*PCS 33.1 ± 9.1 48.9 ± 8.5
*MCS 37.2 ± 11.4 46.8 ± 12.3
WHOQOL-BREF
*Physical health 41.6 ± 16.8 67.7 ± 16.8
*Psychological health 53.4 ± 18.8 63.9 ± 15.9
*Social relations 55.5 ± 22.0 65.4 ± 18.2
 Environment 49.1 ± 12.7 53.0 ± 16.5
  1. SF-36 Short Form 36 Health Survey, pSS primary Sjögren’s Syndrome, PSC Physical Component Summary, MCS Mental Component Summary, WHOQOL-BREF World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment
  2. *p < 0.01