Table 4:

Summary of health-related quality of life

Quality-of-life measureGroup; score, mean ± SDp value*
FrailNot frailGeneral populationFrail v. not frailFrail v. general populationNot frail v. general population
At 6 mon = 67n = 195
 EQ VAS52 ± 2265 ± 1979 ± 16< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
 SF-12, physical health35 ± 937 ± 752 ± 90.1< 0.001< 0.001
 SF-12, mental health33 ± 739 ± 848 ± 11< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
At 12 mon = 59n = 170
 EQ VAS54 ± 2368 ± 1879 ± 16< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
 SF-12, physical health35 ± 838 ± 752 ± 90.005< 0.001< 0.001
 SF-12, mental health34 ± 739 ± 848 ± 11< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
  • Note: EQ VAS = EuroQol visual analogue scale, SD = standard deviation, SF-12 = 12-item Short-Form Health Survey.

  • * t test.

  • Normative EQ VAS and SF-12 data for a random sample of 4200 people in the general population of Alberta.22