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Table 3 The results obtained from analysis of variance while functioning and symptom scores considered as dependent variables and knowledge of cancer diagnosis, educational status and cancer site considered as fixed factors and age as a covariate.

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

Outcomes Covariate and fixed factors F statistics P
Physical functioning    
  Age 0.55 0.45
  Educational status 1.23 0.29
  Cancer site 2.14 0.07
  Knowledge of diagnosis 6.73 0.01
Emotional functioning    
  Age 6.61 0.01
  Educational status 2.31 0.08
  Cancer site 1.51 0.20
  Knowledge of diagnosis 5.05 0.02
Social functioning    
  Age 0.079 0.78
  Educational status 3.01 0.03
  Cancer site 2.57 0.04
  Knowledge of diagnosis 4.71 0.03
Fatigue    
  Age 0.180 0.67
  Educational status 0.698 0.55
  Cancer site 2.45 0.05
  Knowledge of diagnosis 4.67 0.03
Financial difficulties    
  Age 0.096 0.75
  Educational status 0.918 0.43
  Cancer site 1.28 0.25
  Knowledge of diagnosis 5.45 < 0.0001