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Table 2 Calculated scores of EORTC QLQ-C30 and H&N35 scales for head and neck cancer survivors

From: Health-related Quality of life in 640 head and neck cancer survivors after radiotherapy using EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-H&N35 questionnaires

Scales Mean (SD) Median Range
QLQ-C30    
   Global quality of life 54.6 (19.9) 50.0 0.0-100.0
   Physical functioning 84.5 (16.5) 86.7 11.1-100.0
   Role functioning 86.4 (21.0) 100.0 0.0-100.0
   Emotional functioning 77.9 (20.0) 75.0 0.0-100.0
   Cognitive functioning 78.4 (19.8) 83.3 0.0-100.0
   Social functioning 75.1 (24.2) 66.7 0.0-100.0
   Fatigue 29.2 (20.4) 33.3 0.0-100.0
   Nausea/Vomiting 9.3 (17.5) 0.0 0.0-100.0
   Pain 21.9 (22.4) 16.7 0.0-100.0
   Dyspnea 15.2 (21.6) 0.0 0.0-100.0
   Insomnia 26.3 (25.9) 33.3 0.0-100.0
   Appetite loss 19.9 (24.6) 0.0 0.0-100.0
   Constipation 19.1 (23.7) 33.3 0.0-100.0
   Diarrhea 14.0 (19.9) 0.0 0.0-100.0
   Financial problems 26.4 (27.1) 33.3 0.0-100.0
H&N35    
   Pain 19.1 (20.6) 16.7 0.0-100.0
   Swallowing 30.2 (24.4) 25.0 0.0-100.0
   Senses (taste/smell) 26.9 (27.7) 25.0 0.0-100.0
   Speech 28.0 (25.9) 22.2 0.0-100.0
   Social eating 28.5 (26.9) 25.0 0.0-100.0
   Social contact 20.4 (23.5) 13.3 0.0-100.0
   Sexuality 26.0 (27.7) 33.3 0.0-100.0
   Teeth 38.9 (29.8) 33.3 0.0-100.0
   Opening mouth 32.8 (31.6) 33.3 0.0-100.0
   Dry mouth 48.3 (31.0) 33.3 0.0-100.0
   Sticky saliva 40.7 (30.6) 33.3 0.0-100.0
   Coughing 29.3 (25.4) 33.3 0.0-100.0
   Feeling ill 29.3 (25.3) 33.3 0.0-100.0
  1. Abbreviations: EORTC QLQ-C30: European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire C30; H&N35: Head and Neck Module; SD: standard deviation.