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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of repeated measures before and after adjuvant treatment in patients with colon and breast cancer and curative surgery for the cancer

From: Biopsychosocial and clinical characteristics in patients with resected breast and colon cancer at the beginning and end of adjuvant treatment

ScalesColon cancer (n = 114)Breast cancer (n = 89)ANOVA results, F
Pre Mean (SD)Post Mean (SD)Pre Mean (SD)Post Mean (SD)Time x tumorTimeTumor site
Psy. distress (BSI) a62.3 (6.4)64.6 (6.7)64.4 (7.4)65.9 (6.8)0.29511.223**4.691
 Anxiety60.3 (7.1)60.0 (7.2)62.1 (8.3)61.1 (7.6)1.6620.4142.426
 Depression59.4 (5.5)60.1 (5.7)60.5 (6.2)60.2 (5.7)1.2460.2480.845
 Somatization59.9 (6.1)64.4 (7.2)61.3 (6.7)65.9 (7.1)0.03480.033**3.112
Coping with cancer (M-MAC) b
 Adaptive64.8 (18.1)63.2 (19.5)66.3 (14.2)59.6 (17.8)4.19911.602**0.205
  Fighting spirit77.2 (18.2)72.4 (20.9)77.7 (16.9)71.8 (21.2)0.16013.826**0.002
  Cognitive Avoidance51.4 (26.6)52.3 (28.1)53.1 (25.2)48.7 (25.3)2.0560.9160.084
  Fatalism35.8 (20.6)63.7 (22.3)38.7 (17.9)58.7 (22.1)6.03913.707**0.165
 Maladaptive29.3 (18.5)23.2 (18.2)29.1 (19.3)27.2 (20.3)2.6069.179**0.612
  Helplessness20.1 (19.1)13.7 (17.5)16.1 (17.6)14.3 (19.5)2.4027.509**0.610
  Anxious preoccupation38.3 (22.9)32.5 (22.5)42.0 (26.0)39.6 (24.7)1.2036.904**3.124
Quality of life (EORTC-QLQ-C30) b
 Functional scale83.5 (11.4)77.9 (13.7)82.5 (10.4)75.5 (14.3)0.57249.525**1.046
 Symptom scale83.3 (10.3)84.1 (13.4)83.1 (13.4)82.4 (11.7)0.7580.0080.412
 Health Status scale59.8 (18.1)56.4 (19.4)62.8 (17.1)57.0 (20.3)0.4947.065**0.710
 Quality of life scale75.3 (11.1)72.6 (12.1)76.6 (10.6)71.3 (12.6)1.23816.877**0.021
  1. These analyses were age-adjusted.
  2. Abbreviations: BSI Brief Symptom Inventory, EORTC-QLQ-C30 European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire, M-MAC Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer, Pre before adjuvant treatment, Post after adjuvant treatment, Psy psychological, SD Standard Deviation
  3. *p < 0.01 (two-tailed), ** p < 0.001 (two-tailed)
  4. a T score. b Scale from 0 to 100