Table 4

Patients' symptom scores on the EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-LC13 (the higher values indicate a greater degree of symptoms, min.: 0, Max.: 100)

Did not know (n = 99)

Knew (n = 30)

P*


Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)


Cough

46.8 (33.0)

46.7 (32.3)

1.0

Haemoptysis

10.1 (23.5)

10.0 (23.4)

1.0

Dyspnoae

37.0 (27.1)

39.7 (28.8)

0.7

Pain (overall)

29.1 (29.2)

20.6 (26.5)

0.2

Pain in chest

22.2 (29.4)

20.0 (27.1)

0.8

Pain in arm and shoulder

30.0 (35.2)

18.9 (32.4)

0.1

Pain elsewhere

22.9 (32.2)

31.1 (37.1)

0.2

Sleep difficulties

34.7 (37.8)

17.8 (32.4)

0.02

Fatigue

37.4 (30.5)

37.0 (25.2)

0.8

Appetite loss

32.3 (34.8)

41.1 (32.4)

0.1


* Mann-Whitney U-test.

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

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