Table 4

Association of health-related quality of life score decrease with comorbidities (mean ± standard deviation; only significant differences of at least 5 points presented)

comorbidity (n = 328/178*)

coronary heart disease (n = 119/63*)

diabetes (n = 62/37*)

COPD (n = 49/29*)


urinary function

-

-

-

-


continence function

5 ± 2

6 ± 2

7 ± 3

-


irritative/obstructive function

-

-

-

-


urinary bother

6 ± 2†

7 ± 2†

9 ± 3†

-


continence bother

-

-

-

-


irritative/obstructive bother

5 ± 2†

6 ± 2†

8 ± 3†

-


sexual function

9 ± 3†

-

16 ± 4†

-


sexual bother

10 ± 4

-

18 ± 6†

-


hormonal function

5 ± 2†

7 ± 2†

-

5 ± 3†


hormonal bother

5 ± 2†

6 ± 2†

-

5 ± 3†


COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

*patients without a prior hormonal therapy (analysis of sexual and hormonal domains)

† p < 0.01

Pinkawa et al. BMC Cancer 2009 9:296   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-9-296

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