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Table 7 Differences in subscale and total scores on the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS) between younger (< 60, n = 263) and older (≥ 60, n = 330) patients

From: Differences in the symptom experience of older versus younger oncology outpatients: a cross-sectional study

Scale Unadjusted scores Adjusted scores
Mean (Standard deviation) Mean (Standard error)
< 60 years ≥ 60 years p-value < 60 years ≥ 60 years p-value
Physical subscale .92 (.63) .70 (.58) <.0001 .90 (.04) .70 (.03) <.0001
Psychological subscale 1.15 (.84) .67 (.69) <.0001 1.10 (.05) .70 (.04) <.0001
Global Distress Index 1.17 (.74) .78 (.70) <.0001 1.13 (.04) .81 (.04) <.0001
Total MSAS score .84 (.50) .60 (.46) <.0001 .81 (.03) .60 (.03) <.0001