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Table 2 EORTC QLQ-C30 functioning domains and time point of questionnaire completion (54 patients, 561 QOL assessments)

From: Assessing quality of life on the day of chemotherapy administration underestimates patients’ true symptom burden

EORTC QLQ-C30 At the hospital At home (1 week later) At home (2 weeks later) Time point (main effect) F/p values
Estimated mean (95% CI)  
Physical Functioning 81.4 1w (76.9-86.0) 74.8 Ho, 2w (70.2-79.4) 78.8 1w(74.1-83.6) F = 13.32; p < 0.001
Social Functioning 72.3 1w, 2w(66.5-78.0) 67.1 Ho (61.3-72.9) 68.5 Ho(62.5-74.6) F = 6.22; p = 0.002
Role Functioning 64.1 1w(58.2-70.0) 57.0 Ho, 2w (51.1-63.0) 62.2 1w(55.9-68.4) F = 11.16; p < 0.001
Emotional Functioning 71.9 1w(67.2-72.6) 67.9 Ho, 2w(63.1-72.6) 70.8 1w(65.9-75.7) F = 6.66; p = 0.001
Cognitive Functioning 89.6 1w(85.6-96.5) 86.4 Ho, 2w(82.4-90.3) 89.8 1w(85.6-93.9) F = 6.91; p = 0.001
Global QOL 66.5 1w, 2w(62.6-70.5) 61.0 Ho (57.0-65.0) 62.5 Ho(58.3-66.7) F = 12.1; p < 0.001
  1. superscript numbers indicate significance (p < 0.05) of post-hoc group comparisons (LSD-test).
  2. score differences to the hospital-based assessment exceeding 5 points are given in bold letters.