Table 3

Patients' functioning and global quality of life scores as measured by the EORTC QLQ-C30 (the higher values indicate a higher level of functioning and quality of life, min.: 0, max.: 100)

Did not know (n = 99)

Knew (n = 30)

P*


Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)


Physical functioning

64.2 (26.8)

54.0 (28.8)

0.1

Role functioning

62.1 (36.5)

48.3 (38.2)

0.08

Emotional functioning

78.1 (21.8)

79.4 (21.0)

0.7

Social Functioning

87.5 (22.0)

85.0 (27.5)

1.0

Cognitive functioning

85.0 (21.0)

87.2 (20.8)

0.4

Global quality of life

49.2 (22.5)

51.7 (25.2)

0.9


* Mann-Whitney U-test.

Montazeri et al. BMC Cancer 2004 4:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-4-21

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