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Table 3 Patients' functioning and global quality of life scores as measured by the EORTC QLQ-C30 (the higher values indicate a higher level of functioning and quality of life, min.: 0, max.: 100)

From: Does knowledge of cancer diagnosis affect quality of life? A methodological challenge

  Did not know (n = 99) Knew (n = 30) P*
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Physical functioning 64.2 (26.8) 54.0 (28.8) 0.1
Role functioning 62.1 (36.5) 48.3 (38.2) 0.08
Emotional functioning 78.1 (21.8) 79.4 (21.0) 0.7
Social Functioning 87.5 (22.0) 85.0 (27.5) 1.0
Cognitive functioning 85.0 (21.0) 87.2 (20.8) 0.4
Global quality of life 49.2 (22.5) 51.7 (25.2) 0.9
  1. * Mann-Whitney U-test.