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Table 7 Relationship of chemotherapy and radiotherapy with QOL of patients

From: Factors associated with quality of life of outpatients with breast cancer and gynecologic cancers and their family caregivers: a controlled study

  Mean (SD)   Mean (SD)    
QOL domains Subject on chemotherapy Not on chemotherapy P Subject on radiotherapy Not on radiotherapy T Df P
  N = 140 N = 40   N = 137 N = 41    
Physical health 13.4 (1.6) 13.3 (1.7) ns 13.5 (1.4) 12.9 (2.2) 2.3 176 0.03
Psychological health 21.0 (3.0) 20.8 (2.8) ns 21.3 (2.4) 19.7 (4.1) 2.3 176 0.002
Independence 17.3 (2.5) 17.1 (2.6) ns 17.4 (2.5) 16.7 (2.9) 1.6   ns
Social relations 11.9 (3.0) 12.8 (2.9) ns 12.4 (2.8) 10.9 (3.4) 2.9 175 0.005
Environment 30.1 (5.5) 30.9 (5.5) ns 30.7 (5.2) 28.9 (6.1) 1.9 176 0.06
Spiritual 4.4 (0.9) 4.5 (0.9) ns 4.5 (0.8) 4.1 (1.1) 2.6 176 0.01
General facet on Health & QOL 8.3 (1.9) 8.2 (2.0) ns 8.4 (1.9) 7.8 (2.3) 1.7   ns