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Table 4 The mean score differences within each group (time 2 scores minus time 1 scores)*

From: Postnatal quality of life in women after normal vaginal delivery and caesarean section

  Normal delivery (n = 50) Caesarean section (n = 50)  
  Mean Difference (SD) Mean Difference (SD) P
Physical functioning 8.9 (24.2) 4.3 (24.2) 0.34
Role physical 17.0 (40.8) 17.0 (40-8) 1.0
Bodily pain 9.0 (22.9) 8.6 (21.5) 0.92
General health 2.5 (17.4) -4.0 (16.0) 0.05
Vitality -1.8 (22.1) 9.9 (16.3) 0.003
Mental Health -0.4 (15.1) 5.6 (16.5) 0.06
Role emotional 11.3 (46.9) 22.6 (50.5) 0.24
Social functioning 2.3 (22.9) 8.3 (25.0) 0.21
  1. * Positive values indicate improvements and negative values indicate deteriorations. Higher positive values indicate more improvements and higher negative values indicate more deterioration.