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Table 4 Association of health-related quality of life score decrease with comorbidities (mean ± standard deviation; only significant differences of at least 5 points presented)

From: Impact of age and comorbidities on health-related quality of life for patients with prostate cancer: evaluation before a curative treatment

  comorbidity (n = 328/178*) coronary heart disease (n = 119/63*) diabetes (n = 62/37*) COPD (n = 49/29*)
urinary function - - - -
continence function 5 ± 2 6 ± 2 7 ± 3 -
irritative/obstructive function - - - -
urinary bother 6 ± 2† 7 ± 2† 9 ± 3† -
continence bother - - - -
irritative/obstructive bother 5 ± 2† 6 ± 2† 8 ± 3† -
sexual function 9 ± 3† - 16 ± 4† -
sexual bother 10 ± 4 - 18 ± 6† -
hormonal function 5 ± 2† 7 ± 2† - 5 ± 3†
hormonal bother 5 ± 2† 6 ± 2† - 5 ± 3†
  1. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  2. *patients without a prior hormonal therapy (analysis of sexual and hormonal domains)
  3. † p < 0.01