Table 3

Quality of Life, Spiritual Wellbeing, Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression

HOMEOPATHY

CONVENTIONAL CARE

t01

t1 (n = 179)

t4 (n = 140)

t01

t1 (n = 261)

t4 (n = 191)


FACT-G

FACT-G

75.6 (14.6)

81.1 (16.9)***

84.1 (15.5)***

75.3 (17.3)

76.6 (16.6)*

78.9 (18.1)***

Physical Wellbeing

20.6 (5.9)

22.1 (6.3)***

23.4 (5.1)***

20.6 (5.9)

20.1 (6.3)

21.8 (5.9)***

Social/Family Wellbeing

21.2 (4.0)

21.8 (4.4)**

21.6 (4.7)

21.0 (4.4)

21.9(4.6)***

21.0 (4.8)

Emotional Wellbeing

17.0 (4.2)

16.6 (4.4)***

19.1 (3.9)***

16.9 (5.1)

17.8(4.6)***

18.0 (4.7)***

Functional Wellbeing

16.8 (5.6)

18.6 (6.0)***

20.0 (5.7)***

16.9 (6.0)

17.1 (5.7)

18.2 (6.2)***


FACIT-Sp

FACIT-Sp

32.1 (8.2)

34.9 (8.3)***

35.2 (8.6)***

31.0 (8.9)

32.1 (8.9)**

31.6 (9.4)

Meaning Peace

9.1 (4.6)

9.9 (4.7)***

10.2 (4.5)***

8.2 (4.8)

8.4 (4.9)

8.2 (4.8)

Faith

23.4 (5.5)

25.0 (5.0)***

25.0 (5.4)***

23.4 (5.5)

23.8 (5.6)

23.5 (6.0)


HADS

HADS-A

9.7 (1.6)

9.6 (1.1)

9.7 (1.2)

9.9 (1.4)

9.9 (1.4)

10.1 (1.3)

HADS-D

9.0 (1.7)

8.7 (1.7)

8.8 (1.5)

8.3 (1.6)

8.4 (1.8)

8.4 (1.6)


MFI

General Fatigue

11.9 (2.6)

11.4 (2.6)**

11.1 (2.6)**

11.9 (3.2)

12.0 (2.7)

11.8 (2.7)

Physical Fatigue

11.9 (5.2)

10.4 (5.2)***

9.5 (4.9)***

11.6 (5.2)

12.1 (5.2)

10.7 (4.9)**

Reduced Activity

11.8 (4.8)

10.4 (5.0)***

9.5 (3.2)***

11.8 (5.4)

11.5 (5.3)

10.5 (4.9)***

Reduced Motivation

8.8 (3.5)

7.7 (3.9)**

7.4 (3.2)***

9.1 (4.4)

9.0 (4.0)

8.7 (3.7)*

Mental Fatigue

10.6 (4.6)

9.3 (4.7)***

8.3 (4.0)***

9.8 (5.0)

9.3 (4.7)*

9.8 (4.8)


FACT: Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy; G: General;

FACIT-Sp: Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy- Spiritual Wellbeing

HADS: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: A - Anxiety; D - Depression

MFI: Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory

Mean (SD)

1 baseline data of patients with valuable data at t1

*P ≤ 0.05; ** p ≤ 0.01; *** p ≤ 0.001

Rostock et al. BMC Cancer 2011 11:19   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-19

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