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Table 5 Linear regression model FACT-B total score and musculoskeletal pain

From: The JACS prospective cohort study of newly diagnosed women with breast cancer investigating joint and muscle pain, aches, and stiffness: pain and quality of life after primary surgery and before adjuvant treatment

  Change in mean FACT-B score 95% CI p-value1
Baseline constant 106.01 96.62, 115.41 p < 0.001
Report musculoskeletal pain -5.05 -8.78, -1.33 p = 0.008
Age +0.19 +0.03, +0.34 p = 0.017
History of fibromyalgia -16.95 -31.40, -2.49 p = 0.022
History of depression -8.44 -13.36, -3.52 p = 0.001
Surgery: sentinel node biopsy -9.49 -13.30, -5.68 p < 0.001
Surgery: axillary clearance -4.82 -9.62, -0.03 p = 0.049
Current opioid painkiller use -9.01 -13.65, -4.36 p < 0.001
Current OTC painkiller use -4.30 -7.73, -0.87 p = 0.014
Hospital recruitment site -0.09 -0.59, +0.41 p = 0.721
  1. 1Overall Likelihood ratio estimate for the model, p = 0.0038.