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Table 2 Breast cancer patients' pre-diagnosis and follow-ups functioning and global quality of life scores as measured by the EORTC QLQ-C30* (n = 99)

From: Quality of life in patients with breast cancer before and after diagnosis: an eighteen months follow-up study

  Baseline assessment 3 months follow-up 18 months follow-up P
Functioning Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Physical functioning 68.7 (24.9) 66.8 (20.6) 72.6 (19.7) <0.001
Role functioning 69.7 (27.1) 66.0 (24.5) 69.8 (30.4) <0.001
Emotional functioning 59.4 (23.5) 61.3 (24.1) 55.5 (27.6) <0.001
Cognitive functioning 79.4 (20.1) 74.2 (19.2) 74.4 (20.6) <0.001
Social functioning 85.0 (18.0) 82.5 (20.9) 79.3 (25.5) <0.001
Global quality of life 59.2 (31.8) 71.3 (25.6) 32.0 (30.2) <0.001
  1. *The higher values indicate higher level of functioning and quality of life, min: 0, max: 100