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Table 8 The SF-36 data as reported in Monti et al. [16]

From: The clinical and cost effectiveness of group art therapy for people with non-psychotic mental health disorders: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis

SF-36 scale Wait-list control arm (n = 55) Art therapy arm (n = 56) Change over the 8-week period Difference in change (Art therapy–wait-list control) over an 8 week period (95 % CI)
Week 0 Week 8 Week 0 Week 8 Wait-list control Art therapy
Physical functioning 64.37 64.42 58.23 65.01 0.05 6.78 6.73 (−13.8, 0.37)
Social functioning 60.04 64.91 51.22 66.60 4.87 15.38 10.51 (−20.9, −0.10)
Physical rolea 0.00 25.00 0.00 50.00 25.00 50.00 0.00
Emotional role 33.33 66.67 33.33 66.67 33.34 33.34 0.00
Mental health 64.91 67.07 56.90 69.95 2.16 13.05 10.89 (−16.8, −4.96)
Vitality 42.63 42.91 40.26 50.06 0.28 9.80 9.52 (−16.7, −2.37)
Bodily pain 58.14 58.74 54.23 60.14 0.60 5.91 5.31 (−14.1, 3.50)
General health 55.78 55.19 47.13 55.09 −0.59 7.96 8.56 (−14.8, −2.29)
  1. aFor discussion of the inconsistency in this scale see main text