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Table 4 Overall Meta-analysis summary between partly informed of diagnosis and totally uninformed of diagnosis in cancer patients

From: The impact on quality of life from informing diagnosis in patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

General Quality of Life 219 0.23 [− 0.26, 0.72] 0.36
Function domains
 Physical Function 286 0.01 [−0.22, 0.25] 0.93
 Social Function 296 0.18 [−0.15, 0.51] 0.29
 Emotional Function 296 −1.24[−2.75, 0.26] 0.11
Disease-related symptoms
 Pain 217 −0.15[−0.42, 0.13] 0.30