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Table 3 Quality of Life, Spiritual Wellbeing, Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression

From: Classical homeopathy in the treatment of cancer patients - a prospective observational study of two independent cohorts

  HOMEOPATHY CONVENTIONAL CARE
  t01 t1 (n = 179) t4 (n = 140) t01 t1 (n = 261) t4 (n = 191)
FACT-G
FACT-G 75.6 (14.6) 81.1 (16.9)*** 84.1 (15.5)*** 75.3 (17.3) 76.6 (16.6)* 78.9 (18.1)***
Physical Wellbeing 20.6 (5.9) 22.1 (6.3)*** 23.4 (5.1)*** 20.6 (5.9) 20.1 (6.3) 21.8 (5.9)***
Social/Family Wellbeing 21.2 (4.0) 21.8 (4.4)** 21.6 (4.7) 21.0 (4.4) 21.9(4.6)*** 21.0 (4.8)
Emotional Wellbeing 17.0 (4.2) 16.6 (4.4)*** 19.1 (3.9)*** 16.9 (5.1) 17.8(4.6)*** 18.0 (4.7)***
Functional Wellbeing 16.8 (5.6) 18.6 (6.0)*** 20.0 (5.7)*** 16.9 (6.0) 17.1 (5.7) 18.2 (6.2)***
FACIT-Sp
FACIT-Sp 32.1 (8.2) 34.9 (8.3)*** 35.2 (8.6)*** 31.0 (8.9) 32.1 (8.9)** 31.6 (9.4)
Meaning Peace 9.1 (4.6) 9.9 (4.7)*** 10.2 (4.5)*** 8.2 (4.8) 8.4 (4.9) 8.2 (4.8)
Faith 23.4 (5.5) 25.0 (5.0)*** 25.0 (5.4)*** 23.4 (5.5) 23.8 (5.6) 23.5 (6.0)
HADS
HADS-A 9.7 (1.6) 9.6 (1.1) 9.7 (1.2) 9.9 (1.4) 9.9 (1.4) 10.1 (1.3)
HADS-D 9.0 (1.7) 8.7 (1.7) 8.8 (1.5) 8.3 (1.6) 8.4 (1.8) 8.4 (1.6)
MFI
General Fatigue 11.9 (2.6) 11.4 (2.6)** 11.1 (2.6)** 11.9 (3.2) 12.0 (2.7) 11.8 (2.7)
Physical Fatigue 11.9 (5.2) 10.4 (5.2)*** 9.5 (4.9)*** 11.6 (5.2) 12.1 (5.2) 10.7 (4.9)**
Reduced Activity 11.8 (4.8) 10.4 (5.0)*** 9.5 (3.2)*** 11.8 (5.4) 11.5 (5.3) 10.5 (4.9)***
Reduced Motivation 8.8 (3.5) 7.7 (3.9)** 7.4 (3.2)*** 9.1 (4.4) 9.0 (4.0) 8.7 (3.7)*
Mental Fatigue 10.6 (4.6) 9.3 (4.7)*** 8.3 (4.0)*** 9.8 (5.0) 9.3 (4.7)* 9.8 (4.8)
  1. FACT: Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy; G: General;
  2. FACIT-Sp: Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy- Spiritual Wellbeing
  3. HADS: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: A - Anxiety; D - Depression
  4. MFI: Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory
  5. Mean (SD)
  6. 1 baseline data of patients with valuable data at t1
  7. *P ≤ 0.05; ** p ≤ 0.01; *** p ≤ 0.001