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Table 6 Correlation between scales of C30 and QOL-OC

From: Development and evaluation of oral Cancer quality-of-life questionnaire (QOL-OC)

Scales QL PF RF EF CF SF FA NV PA
PD −.255** −.192** −.231** −.239** −.271** −.165* .369** .198** .543 **
ET −.420 ** −.327** −.283** −.190** −.069 −.388** .360** .140* .241**
SA −.377** −.182** −.204** −.236** −.214** −.322** .244** .087 .202**
SC −.387** −.277** −.301** −.210** .023 −.525 ** .278** .049 .079
DT −.359** −.237** −.344** −.220** −.172* −.450 ** .323** .103 .293**
  1. Abbreviations in QOL-OC: PD pain and discomfort, ET eating, SA saliva, SC social contact, DT diet
  2. Abbreviations in C30: QL global health status, PF physical function, RF role function, EF emotional function, CF cognitive function, SF social function, FA fatigue, NV nausea and vomiting, PA pain
  3. Data in bold referred to moderate or higher correlation
  4. *p < 0.05
  5. **p < 0.01