Table 2

Breast cancer patients' pre-diagnosis and follow-ups functioning and global quality of life scores as measured by the EORTC QLQ-C30* (n = 99)

Baseline assessment

3 months follow-up

18 months follow-up

P


Functioning

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)


Physical functioning

68.7 (24.9)

66.8 (20.6)

72.6 (19.7)

<0.001

Role functioning

69.7 (27.1)

66.0 (24.5)

69.8 (30.4)

<0.001

Emotional functioning

59.4 (23.5)

61.3 (24.1)

55.5 (27.6)

<0.001

Cognitive functioning

79.4 (20.1)

74.2 (19.2)

74.4 (20.6)

<0.001

Social functioning

85.0 (18.0)

82.5 (20.9)

79.3 (25.5)

<0.001

Global quality of life

59.2 (31.8)

71.3 (25.6)

32.0 (30.2)

<0.001


*The higher values indicate higher level of functioning and quality of life, min: 0, max: 100

Montazeri et al. BMC Cancer 2008 8:330   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-8-330

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