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Table 3 Changes in Short-Form 8 (SF-8) scores obtained before (pre-) and after (post-) the intervention for participants in the yoga group

From: Isometric yoga improves the fatigue and pain of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome who are resistant to conventional therapy: a randomized, controlled trial

  Pre Post P value
Physical functioning (PF) 39.6 ± 9.1 42.5 ± 7.1 n.s.
Role physical (RP) 34.4 ± 8.4 38.4 ± 6.4 n.s.
Bodily pain (BP) 41.3 ± 6.7 48.1 ± 7.9 P = 0.0001
General health perception (GH) 39.3 ± 5.3 43.6 ± 6.0 P = 0.0021
Vitality (VT) 43.7 ± 4.9 43.5 ± 6.1 n.s.
Social functioning (SF) 37.6 ± 7.8 37.6 ± 7.8 n.s.
Role emotional (RE) 39.2 ± 12.6 44.4 ± 9.3 n.s.
Mental health (MH) 45.8 ± 9.5 46.8 ± 9.5 n.s.
Physical component summary (PCS) 35.8 ± 7.2 40.6 ± 4.7 P = 0.024
Mental component summary (MCS) 44.1 ± 8.5 44.5 ± 7.9 n.s.
  1. The data shown are the mean ± standard deviation (SD). The P values assess the differences in scores between the pre- and post-intervention periods (paired-sample t test).