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Table 4 Health Related Quality of Life Post Oesophagectomy

From: Measuring the impact of oesophagectomy on physical functioning and physical activity participation: a prospective study

  Pre-Surgery (T0) 1-month Post-Surgery (T1) 6-Months Post-Surgery (T2) P-value
Global Health Status 66.7 (16.7) 58.3 (16.7)* 66.7 (16.7) 0.04
Functional Scales
 Physical Function 93.3 (20.0) 73.3 (40.0)* 86.7 (40.0)** < 0.001
 Role Function 100.0 (33.3) 50.0 (33.3)* 66.7 (33.3)** < 0.001
 Emotional Function 91.7 (33.3) 91.7 (25.0) 91.7 (16.7) 0.337
 Cognitive Function 83.3 (33.3) 83.3 (33.3) 100 (16.7) 0.545
 Social Function 66.7 (33.3) 66.7 (50.0) 66.7 (50.0) 0.401
Symptom Scales
 Fatigue 22.2 (22.2) 33.3 (22.2)* 33.3 (22.2)** < 0.001
 Nausea/Vomiting 0.0 (16.7) 16.7 (33.3)* 0.0 (16.7) 0.03
 Pain 0.0 (16.7) 33.3 (16.7)* 0.0 (33.3) < 0.001
 Dyspnoea 0.0 (0.0) 33.3 (0.0)* 33.3 (33.3) < 0.001
 Insomnia 33.3 (66.7) 33.3 (41.7) 33.3 (33.3) 0.284
 Appetite Loss 0.0 (33.3) 33.3 (33.3)* 0.0 (33.3) 0.002
 Constipation 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (33.3) 0.0 (0.0) 0.497
 Diarrhoea 0.0 (0.0) 33.3 (33.3)* 0.0 (33.3) 0.004
 Financial Difficulties 33.3 (66.7) 33.3 (66.7) 33.3 (66.7) 0.232
  1. Data is presented as median (inter-quartile range) for all variables. P-value for Friedman’s Test
  2. *difference between T0 and T1 p < 0.05; ** difference between T1 and T2 p < 0.05