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Table 3 Physical and mental health related quality of life (SF 36), overall menopause related quality of life (MENQOL) and subscales, and physical activity recall (PAR).

From: Impact of Tai Chi exercise on multiple fracture-related risk factors in post-menopausal osteopenic women: a pilot pragmatic, randomized trial

Variable Randomized to Usual Care (n = 43) Randomized to Tai Chi (n = 43) Per Protocol Tai Chi (N = 26)
  Baseline 3 Months 9 Months Baseline 3 Months 9 Months Baseline 3 Months 9 Months
SF 36 Physical 53.2 ± 5.6 53.3 ± 6.0 53.1 ± 6.4 53.5 ± 6.1 52.9 ± 6.8 52.6 ± 7.7 51.9 ± 6.8 54.7 ± 5.3* 53.7 ± 6.6
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SF 36 Mental 55.8 ± 4.8 54.6 ± 5.6 54.0 ± 8.4 52.0 ± 7.7 52.1 ± 10.1 52.6 ± 8.5 53.7 ± 7.0 53.6 ± 8.1 54.0 ± 6.6
MENQOL subscales         
Vasomotor 1.78 ± 1.08 1.85 ± 1.46 1.79 ± 1.34 2.02 ± 1.36 1.89 ± 1.31 1.86 ± 1.24 1.83 ± 1.20 2.08 ± 1.53 1.76 ± 1.14
Psychosocial 1.83 ± 0.93 1.91 ± 1.04 2.01 ± 1.51 2.27 ± 1.20 2.16 ± 1.22 2.33 ± 1.17 2.13 ± 1.27 1.91 ± 1.01 1.98 ± 1.01
Physical 1.82 ± 0.68 1.91 ± 0.89 2.02 ± 0.97 1.97 ± 0.81 1.94 ± 0.68 1.96 ± 0.73 2.00 ± 0.96 1.77 ± 0.53 1.71 ± 0.58**
Sexual 1.73 ± 1.37 1.75 ± 1.58 1.77 ± 1.34 1.96 ± 1.34 1.84 ± 1.27 1.81 ± 1.41 1.68 ± 1.25 1.51 ± 0.99 1.50 ± 1.24
MENQOL Total 1.79 ± 0.74 1.84 ± 0.95 1.90 ± 0.93 2.07 ± 0.87 1.97 ± 0.78 1.99 ± 0.88 1.94 ± 0.92 1.84 ± 0.76 1.74 ± 0.76
PAR (kcal/kg/d) 144.5 ± 43.6 166.5 ± 55.7 160.1 ± 51.9 128.0 ± 38.4 151.4 ± 46.0 153.0 ± 38.3 123.9 ± 26.9 155.5 ± 47.6 156.4 ± 42.7
  1. * Indicates change from base line to 3 months significantly different from Usual Care group at P = 0.02 (Wilcoxon rank sum test)
  2. ** Indicates change from base line to 9 months significantly different from Usual Care group at P = 0.03 (Wilcoxon rank sum test)
  3. Values represent group means ± standard deviation at baseline, 3 and 9 months.