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Table 5 A comparison of the mean scores of quality of life (QOL) in women with MS with and without Sexual dysfunction (SD)

From: Sexual dysfunction in women with multiple sclerosis: prevalence and impact on quality of life

QOL DomainWithout SD
(FSFI > 28)
with SD
(FSFI < 28)
tP
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)
Physical function71.85 (28.69)60.68 (29.78(2.9980.003
Role limitation due to physical problems54.49 (44.36)43.36 (43.75)2.0040.046
Role limitation due to emotional problems51.31 (47.95)40.91 (45.37)1.7420.083
Pain83.85 (21.30)69.49 (24.72)5.079<  0.001
Emotional well-being65.52 (18.61)57.59 (21.13)3.0720.002
Energy55.55 (20.32)49.04 (21.15)2.4600.014
Health perceptions60.84 (20.17)55.59 (20.47)2.0380.042
Social function82.49 (16.95)72.59 (22.01)4.212<  0.001
Cognitive function80.00(21.63)70.40 (25.48)3.3230.001
Health distress75.00 (23.60)68.10 (27.47)2.0670.040
Sexual function93.70 (13.70)62.48 (26.09)13.346< 0.001
Change in health51.40 (29.03)47.81 (26.15)1.0460.297
Satisfaction with sexual function85.17 (21.13)55.76 (30.44)9.466< 0.001
Overall QOL72.05 (15.69)64.40 (18.40)3.4300.001
Physical health composite score69.97 (17.02)59.63 (19.20)4.336< 0.001
Mental health composite score66.78 (19.13)58.21 (19.85)3.4550.001
  1. FSFI Female Sexual Function Index