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Table 4 EORTC QLQ-C30 mean scores (SE) at each time point

From: Health-related quality of life in survivors of stage I-II breast cancer: randomized trial of post-operative conventional radiotherapy and hypofractionated tomotherapy

  CR &TT at T0 CR at T1 TT at T1 CR at T2 TT at T2 CR at T3 TT at T3 CR at T4 TT at T4 CR at T5 TT at T5
n=121 n=62 n=59 n=62 n=59 n=50 n=51 n=30 n=36 n=16 n=18
physical functioning 83,64 80,08 (1,64) 79,39 (2,03) 80,69 (1,70) 82,03 (2,18) 85,44 (1,96) 83,64 (1,97) 84,08 (3,50) 88,69 (1,88) 84,89 (3,29) 89,89 (3,19)
role functioning 68,32 66,93 (3,51) 64,99 (4,22) 75,70 (3,45) 75,79 a (4,26) 81,86 (4,62) 84,65 (4,45) 85,54 (5,73) 94,08 (5,38) 88,11 (9,41) 97,49 (8,67)
cognitive functioning 84,44 76,10 (2,82) 77,77 (3,02) 80,88 (2,50) 81,27 (2,94) 79,92 (3,60) 83,77 (3,40) 81,10 (4,26) 85,95 (3,51) 80,27 (3,23) 86,52 (5,67)
emotional functioning 76,65 75,96 (2,50) 75,44 (2,60) 75,56 (2,60) 78,52 (2,74) 76,65 (3,46) 77,32 (2,80) 76,65 (4,36) 80,69 (4,14) 77,69 (6,17) 81,34 (4,50)
social functioning 81,40 78,63 (2,10) 71,71 (3,08) 83,86 (2,64) 82,55 a (2,89) 89,39 (3,25) 84,74 (3,69) 92,52 (6,16) 90,50 (4,48) 92,86 (7,41) 89,74 (6,97)
global health status 68,11 67,00 (2,22) 59,02 (2,90) 68,52 (2,24) 65,81 (3,09) 72,28 (2,48) 72,61 (3,14) 72,28 (3,22) 76,19 (3,78) 74,36 (4,06) 78,53 (5,30)
fatigue 32,32 42,88 a (3,11) 45,45 a (3,83) 36,51 (2,45) 33,28 a (3,93) 30,93 (3,15) 27,21 (3,58) 24,55 (4,86) 18,86 (3,71) 21,91 (6,53) 14,96 (5,55)
nausea & vomiting 6,34 8,84 (3,16) 13,31 (3,20) 4,70 (2,77) 7,20 (2,88) 1,47 (3,29) 4,67 (2,62) 3,56 (3,30) −0,23 (3,55) 2,17 (5,99) −2,00 (6,63)
pain 24,52 21,74 (3,68) 24,21 (3,45) 20,42 (3,39) 21,93 (3,93) 16,53 (4,35) 19,18 (3,55) 17,85 (5,34) 15,43 (4,11) 15,14 (7,29) 12,02 (7,38)
dyspnea 13,22 17,11 (3,28) 17,47 (2,45) 24,15 (2,89) 22,42 (4,08) 18,08 (3,71) 15,22 (3,62) 14,33 (4,65) 14,23 (3,97) 19,47 (4,53) 15,31 (5,67)
insomnia 30,85 29,74 (3,96) 30,25 (4,10) 33,59 (4,43) 31,43 (4,67) 28,77 (4,59) 26,19 (4,26) 29,74 (6,08) 19,74 (4,74) 32,94 (6,43) 26,69 (9,56)
loss of appetite 11,57 11,01 (4,00) 20,66 (4,36) 8,84 (3,84) 11,57 (3,18) 0,46 (4,48) 6,90 (2,86) 11,57 a (6,19) 1,47 (4,23) 11,57 (8,05) −5,10 (5,27)
obstipation 11,85 14,07 (3,44) 19,12 (4,03) 12,94 (3,89) 18,74 (3,55) 14,62 (4,95) 9,85 (3,86) 5,18 (3,71) 9,83 (4,34) 7,68 (7,98) −2,74 a (5,24)
diarrhea 5,23 8,01 (2,89) 8,26 (1,99) 9,06 (3,41) 9,83 (2,52) 6,62 (2,97) 5,90 (1,78) 9,68 (3,48) 1,19 (1,92) 5,23 (0,00) 7,32 (4,78)
financial difficulty 11,29 15,18 (2,25) 12,51 (2,59) 14,57 (2,88) 11,87 (2,24) 15,46 (2,74) 8,63 (2,99) 14,63 (6,26) 5,23 (4,22) 15,46 (4,17) 17,54 a (7,59)
  1. a Indicates more or equal to ten-point difference from previous time point.
  2. T0: baseline, T1: last day RT, T2: 3 months post-RT, T3: 1 year post-RT, T4: 2 years post-RT, T5: 3 years post-RT.