Table 2 Depression-related items (SF-36) scored by spinal cord injury in-patients before and after participation in a nationwide mentor program

From: Implementing volunteer peer mentoring as a supplement to professional efforts in primary rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury

SF-36 (During the past 4 weeks) N Score Difference Sign-rank
Before After Z-value P
a) Did you feel full of pep? 50 3.92 3.42 −3.45 0.00
b) Have you been a very nervous person? 50 4.56 4.82 −1.26 0.21
c) Have you felt so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up? 50 4.94 5.08 −1.22 0.22
d) Have you felt calm and peaceful? 50 3.52 3.20 −1.74 0.08
e) Did you have a lot of energy? 50 4.34 3.82 −2.74 0.01
f) Have you felt downhearted and blue? 50 4.12 4.42 −1.94 0.05
g) Did you feel worn out? 50 3.98 4.44 −2.16 0.03
h) Have you been a happy person? 50 3.68 3.26 −2.27 0.02
i) Did you feel tired? 50 3.30 3.78 −2.66 0.01
  1. SF-36: Standard Form 36 questionnaire subscale applied
  2. Scores ranged from: 1 All of the time, 2 Most of the time, 3 A good bit of the time, 4 Some of the time, 5 A little of the time, 6 None of the time
  3. Italic rows are more positive with LOWER scores, non italic rows are more positive with HIGHER scores
  4. *P  < 0.05