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Table 8 The correlation between quality of life scales among EORTC H&N35 and EBV DNA

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

Scale Β P
Pain − 0.060 0.178
Swallowing −0.052 0.244
Senses −0.038 0.397
Speech −0.042 0.343
Social eating −0.031 0.488
Social contact −0.003 0.950
Sexuality −0.042 0.343
Teeth −0.134 0.003
Opening mouth −0.156 < 0.0001
Dry mouth −0.025 0.583
Sticky saliva −0.076 0.089
Coughing −0.042 0.351
Felt ill −0.030 0.497
Pain killers −0.065 0.147
Nutrition supplements −0.068 0.126
Feeding tube 0.096 0.031
Weight loss −0.007 0.880
Weight gain 0.015 0.739
  1. Abbrevations. EORTC European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, QoL Qualtiy of life