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Table 2 Comparison between SF-36 quality of life scores before and after weight loss

From: Psychiatric morbidities of female obesity before and after dieting: an Egyptian sample

SF-36 domains Before weight loss After weight loss Wilcoxon test P value
Physical functioning 52.65 ± 19.8 80.12 ± 20.7 −5.13 0.0001*
Role limitations due to physical problems 36.1 ± 44.85 68.6 ± 42.9 −4.08 0.0001*
Bodily pain 61.95 ± 86.03 64.63 ± 18.87 −3.77 0.0001*
General health perceptions 39.42 ± 9.83 62.69 ± 3.80 −3.71 0.0001*
Vitality 39.02 ± 22.03 54.11 ± 17.12 −5.05 0.0001*
Social functioning 50.35 ± 22.88 56.8 ± 22.14 −1.95 0.05
Role limitations due to emotional problems 39.84 ± 47.26 60.97 ± 46.49 −3.08 0.002*
Mental health 45.34 ± 18.57 55.41 ± 13.37 −3.84 0.0001*
  1. *Significant