Table 3

SF-36 scores according to severity of liver disease

Stage of liver disease
DomainNo cirrhosis
(n=45)
Child’s A
(n=43)
Child’s B
(n=31)
Child’s C
(n=14)
p Value
Physical functioning (PF)79.57  (25.7)57.95  (26.0)36.21  (26.5)31.89  (24.2)<0.001
Role—physical (RP)65.79 (44.4)43.42 (41.0)23.28 (36.6)5.36 (14.47)<0.001
Bodily pain (BP)72.51 (26.5)57.59 (26.2)46.55 (27.1)54.38 (31.9)0.002
General health (GH)63.65 (21.7)45.42 (19.6)35.46 (21.1)30.33 (23.3)<0.001
Vitality (VT)49.91 (11.2)45.51 (8.57)48.15 (8.7)50.77 (7.32)0.150
Social functioning (SF)76.6 (24.5)67.95 (26.7)52.59 (30.3)44.23 (30.0)<0.001
Role—emotion (RE)73.68 (41.9)65.77 (41.9)40.48 (44.8)30.77 (39.6)0.001
Mental health (MH)48.1 (14.7)60.21 (16.3)62.81 (14.3)57.54 (16.9)<0.001
Mental component summary score40.99 (7.1)45.8 (5.8)44.15 (6.1)49.2 (5.6)0.013
Physical component summary score49.82 (13.6)36.96 (11.4)39.1 (11.6)27.8 (9.1)<0.001