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Table 3 Short form 36 domain scores before and after corticoid treatment

From: A double-blind, randomized controlled, prospective trial assessing the effectiveness of oral corticoids in the treatment of symptomatic lumbar canal stenosis

  T0 T3 T6 T12  
  Corticoid Placebo Corticoid Placebo Corticoid Placebo Corticoid Placebo P value
FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY 33.55 26.27 42.35 38.17 38.71 43.17 37.26 41.67 0.49
PHYSICAL LIMITATION 19.35 17.50 44.52 48.83 18.55 31.67 20.16 26.27 0.74
PAIN 28.06 31.60 46.39 43.70 36.48 44.20 43.42 42.00 0.55
GENERAL HEALTH STATUS 45.00 39.63 47.65 45.20 45.94 46.93 45.87 45.07 0.85
VITALITY 45.06 45.33 51.77 51.13 46.94 46.00 47.90 45.23 0.99
SOCIAL ASPECTS 46.68 56.58 60.58 68.37 65.73 55.25 53.74 52.42 0.21
EMOTIONAL ASPECTS 35.47 34.67 50.54 59.30 60.21 65.56 56.13 53.33 0.90
MENTAL HEALTH 49.81 49.73 55.74 55.47 55.48 59.00 55.23 52.93 0.93