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Table 4 Patients' symptom scores on the EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-LC13 (the higher values indicate a greater degree of symptoms, 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)  
Cough 46.8 (33.0) 46.7 (32.3) 1.0
Haemoptysis 10.1 (23.5) 10.0 (23.4) 1.0
Dyspnoae 37.0 (27.1) 39.7 (28.8) 0.7
Pain (overall) 29.1 (29.2) 20.6 (26.5) 0.2
Pain in chest 22.2 (29.4) 20.0 (27.1) 0.8
Pain in arm and shoulder 30.0 (35.2) 18.9 (32.4) 0.1
Pain elsewhere 22.9 (32.2) 31.1 (37.1) 0.2
Sleep difficulties 34.7 (37.8) 17.8 (32.4) 0.02
Fatigue 37.4 (30.5) 37.0 (25.2) 0.8
Appetite loss 32.3 (34.8) 41.1 (32.4) 0.1
  1. * Mann-Whitney U-test.