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Table 2 Patients' quality of life scores as measured by the EORTC QLQ-C30

From: Disclosure of cancer diagnosis and quality of life in cancer patients: should it be the same everywhere?

  Did not know diagnosis
(n = 74)
Knew diagnosis
(n = 68)
 
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) P
Functioning*    
Physical functioning 84.7 (15.9) 74.7 (19.4) 0.001
Role functioning 67.3 (25.9) 69.8 (29.1) 0.58
Emotional functioning 69.4 (20.8) 60.2 (23) 0.014
Cognitive functioning 97.0 (10) 93.2 (16.3) 0.09
Social functioning 88.3 (16.2) 75.5 (24.2) < 0.0001
Global health, quality of life 65.0 (18.7) 59.5 (25.2) 0.14
Symptoms**    
Insomnia 29.3 (32.6) 35.8 (36.1) 0.26
Fatigue 25.2 (19.3) 34.5 (24.8) 0.014
Pain 32.6 (27.3) 35.8 (31.8) 0.53
Dyspnoae 6.3 (14.2) 7.3 (20.6) 0.72
Constipation 13.5 (29.1) 21.4 (33.7) 0.14
Appetite loss 32.4 (32.5) 40.3 (36.9) 0.18
Diarrhoea 4.9 (15.3) 7.8 (16.4) 0.28
Nausea and vomiting 20.5 (29.4) 17.4 (25.8) 0.5
Financial difficulties 40.0 (37.8) 58.3 (38.4) 0.005
  1. * The higher values indicated a higher level of functioning and quality of life, min.: 0, max.: 100
  2. ** The higher values indicate a greater degree of symptoms, min.: 0, max.: 100