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Table 3 Results of univariate analysis of EORTC QLQ-BR23 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   
 Perception of own body 82.29 ± 25.02 90.24 ± 14.50 94.52 ± 11.06 88.33 ± 15.81 2.800 0.043
Sexual activity 81.77 ± 26.22 89.52 ± 22.17 71.90 ± 27.05 76.67 ± 35.31 2.735 0.047
 Enjoyment of sexual activity 83.33 ± 26.76 91.43 ± 20.36 71.43 ± 28.17 76.67 ± 35.31 3.546 0.017
 Concerns about future state of health 71.88 ± 33.45 74.29 ± 30.61 92.86 ± 17.75 85.00 ± 24.15 4.048 0.009
Symptom scales
 Side-effects of therapy 23.44 ± 23.52 30.00 ± 28.81 21.42 ± 24.11 38.33 ± 23.64 1.549 0.206
 Symptoms in the breast 32.81 ± 32.03 17.86 ± 20.63 17.14 ± 22.50 25.00 ± 16.67 2.851 0.041
 Symptoms in arm/shoulder 15.66 ± 20.44 13.84 ± 18.00 9.31 ± 9.88 20.05 ± 14.31 1.480 0.224
 Low mood because of hair loss 1.56 ± 8.84 4.29 ± 18.67 4.29 ± 14.20 10.00 ± 21.08 0.796 0.499