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Table 2 Results of univariate analysis of EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire data

From: Relationship between time elapsed since completion of radiotherapy and quality of life of patients with breast cancer

Scale Time elapsed since completion of radiotherapy F-value p-value
 Functional scales 0–1.5 years 1.5–2.5 years 2.5–3.5 years 3.5–4.5 years   
 Physical function 72.50 ± 28.17 71.43 ± 22.27 81.71 ± 24.91 90.00 ± 25.38 1.643 0.184
 Role function 88.28 ± 17.94 82.86 ± 25.56 95.71 ± 9.56 85.00 ± 24.15 2.715 0.048
 Emotional function 89.38 ± 21.54 90.00 ± 13.93 84.00 ± 20.75 81.00 ± 21.83 1.054 0.372
 Cognitive function 76.56 ± 22.84 80.00 ± 17.99 71.43 ± 30.40 77.50 ± 14.19 0.788 0.503
 Social function 80.73 ± 25.79 79.52 ± 16.71 93.33 ± 16.27 91.67 ± 11.79 4.014 0.009
Symptom scales
 Tiredness 26.82 ± 29.83 23.38 ± 28.43 20.53 ± 27.59 3.99 ± 12.62 1.801 0.151
 Nausea/vomiting 2.08 ± 7.02 3.81 ± 17.66 3.33 ± 9.74 0.00 ± 0.00 0.329 0.804
 Pain 35.42 ± 31.61 37.14 ± 33.11 18.10 ± 29.53 16.67 ± 23.57 3.261 0.024
 Shortness of breath 9.38 ± 29.61 5.71 ± 23.55 11.43 ± 32.28 10.00 ± 31.62 0.238 0.870
 Sleep disturbance 9.38 ± 17.42 6.67 ± 17.71 14.29 ± 23.27 10.00 ± 31.62 0.790 0.502
 Lack of appetite 9.38 ± 29.61 8.57 ± 28.40 8.57 ± 28.40 10.00 ± 31.62 0.011 0.998
 Constipation 7.29 ± 18.42 3.81 ± 10.76 6.67 ± 13.53 20.00 ± 42.16 2.013 0.116
 Diarrhea 3.13 ± 17.68 1.43 ± 8.45 1.43 ± 8.45 0.00 ± 0.00 0.243 0.866
 Financial impact of disease 45.83 ± 33.60 42.86 ± 36.67 18.10 ± 29.53 53.33 ± 50.18 5.107 0.002
 Overall state of health 76.82 ± 14.16 76.67 ± 14.12 68.10 ± 24.63 76.67 ± 10.10 1.863 0.140