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Table 2 Pretreatment quality of life scores for 501 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma

From: Pretreatment quality of life as a predictor of survival for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with IMRT

EORTC scale Mean SD
QLQ-C30
 Global health status/QoL 69.84 22.47
 Physical functioning 94.07 9.22
 Role functioning 93.88 14.73
 Emotional functioning 84.21 16.56
 Cognitive functioning 88.39 16.02
 Social functioning 75.82 25.88
 Fatigue 17.25 17.27
 Nausea and vomiting 3.46 10.39
 Pain 12.28 18.43
 Dyspnoea 6.72 15.10
 Insomnia 15.77 23.52
 Appetite loss 7.12 16.74
 Constipation 6.65 15.78
 Diarrhea 3.53 10.49
 Financial difficulties 31.27 31.45
QLQ-H&N35
 Pain 8.13 11.20
 Swallowing 3.71 9.16
 Senses 5.76 12.72
 Speech 5.26 12.72
 Social eating 4.14 9.39
 Social contact 3.97 8.75
 Sexuality 16.43 20.42
 Teeth 15.90 21.45
 Opening mouth 6.59 16.16
 Dry mouth 17.22 19.72
 Sticky saliva 11.50 17.96
 Coughing 9.51 17.14
 Felt ill 24.42 26.59
 Pain killers 20.96 40.74
 Nutrition supplements 20.96 40.74
 Feeding tube 1.20 10.89
 Weight loss 34.53 47.59
 Weight gain 7.19 25.85
  1. Abbrevations. EORTC European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, SD Standard deviation
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