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Table 3 European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ)-C30 (Korean version) scores between patients with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

From: Effect of COPD on symptoms, quality of life and prognosis in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Variables COPD
(n = 170)
Non-COPD
(n = 167)
p value
Global health status/ QoL 48.0 ± 23.7 51.1 ± 23.2 0.225
Functional scales
 Physical functioning 74.8 ± 23.2 78.8 ± 21.8 0.099
 Role functioning 74.7 ± 28.3 80.4 ± 25.8 0.053
 Emotional functioning 76.1 ± 25.0 78.7 ± 19.5 0.295
 Cognitive functioning 80.3 ± 24.0 85.1 ± 17.6 0.036
 Social functioning 68.6 ± 27.1 75.4 ± 23.3 0.014
Symptom scales/items
 Fatigue 34.1 ± 24.3 30.0 ± 24.4 0.128
 Nausea and vomiting 8.1 ± 17.1 8.1 ± 16.1 0.977
 Pain 21.2 ± 27.9 21.5 ± 25.5 0.923
 Dyspnea 33.3 ± 32.2 23.2 ± 30.3 0.003
 Insomnia 28.4 ± 30.5 23.2 ± 29.7 0.108
 Appetite loss 30.8 ± 34.0 24.0 ± 28.8 0.048
 Constipation 17.5 ± 28.6 20.0 ± 27.1 0.410
Diarrhea 7.5 ± 19.1 8.2 ± 17.0 0.710
Financial difficulties 32.5 ± 31.0 29.5 ± 30.5 0.370
  1. Data are mean ± SD. COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, QoL quality of life;
  2. Student’s t test was used