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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 Domain Without SD
(FSFI > 28)
with SD
(FSFI < 28)
t P
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Physical function 71.85 (28.69) 60.68 (29.78( 2.998 0.003
Role limitation due to physical problems 54.49 (44.36) 43.36 (43.75) 2.004 0.046
Role limitation due to emotional problems 51.31 (47.95) 40.91 (45.37) 1.742 0.083
Pain 83.85 (21.30) 69.49 (24.72) 5.079 <  0.001
Emotional well-being 65.52 (18.61) 57.59 (21.13) 3.072 0.002
Energy 55.55 (20.32) 49.04 (21.15) 2.460 0.014
Health perceptions 60.84 (20.17) 55.59 (20.47) 2.038 0.042
Social function 82.49 (16.95) 72.59 (22.01) 4.212 <  0.001
Cognitive function 80.00(21.63) 70.40 (25.48) 3.323 0.001
Health distress 75.00 (23.60) 68.10 (27.47) 2.067 0.040
Sexual function 93.70 (13.70) 62.48 (26.09) 13.346 < 0.001
Change in health 51.40 (29.03) 47.81 (26.15) 1.046 0.297
Satisfaction with sexual function 85.17 (21.13) 55.76 (30.44) 9.466 < 0.001
Overall QOL 72.05 (15.69) 64.40 (18.40) 3.430 0.001
Physical health composite score 69.97 (17.02) 59.63 (19.20) 4.336 < 0.001
Mental health composite score 66.78 (19.13) 58.21 (19.85) 3.455 0.001
  1. FSFI Female Sexual Function Index