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Table 3 Descriptive analyses of the EORT QLQ–H&N35 items and reliability analysis

From: Influence of pain severity on the quality of life in patients with head and neck cancer before antineoplastic therapy

QLQ–H&N35 Mean (SD) Cronbach’s α
Pain 30.5 (31.0) 0.78
Swallowing 32.3 (34.0) 0.86
Senses problems 15.8 (30.7) 0.85
Speech problems 23.8 (29.6) 0.68
Trouble with social eating 22.6 (28.6) 0.81
Trouble with social contact 11.6 (17.5) 0.68
Less sexuality 23.2 (36.5) 0.98
Teeth 18.1 (35.1) -
Opening mouth 19.9 (35.2) -
Dry mouth 22.0 (36.1) -
Sticky saliva 41.7 (43.4) -
Coughing 23.1 (29.2) -
Felt ill 19.1 (34.7) -
Pain killers 66.9 (47.2) -
Nutritional supplements 5.5 (22.9) -
Feeding tube 0 -
Weight loss 47.2 (50.1) -
Weight gain 14.9 (35.8) -