Table 3

Results of the QLQ-C15-PAL (Overall quality of life, Function and Symptom scales)
PG CG
n M (SD) n M (SD) p
QLQ-C15-PALa
Overall quality of life (higher values indicating a higher quality of life) 54 37.7 (25.5) 33 39.4 (26.3) .76
Function scales (higher values indicating better functioning)
Physical functioning 59 30.5 (34.6) 33 29.3 (34.6) .87
Emotional functioning 61 45.6 (31.8) 34 49.3 (39.2) .65
Symptom scales (higher values indicating greater presence)
Dyspnoea 60 42.8 (35.3) 33 42.4 (38.4) .96
Pain 61 51.4 (36.4) 34 50.5 (36.4) .91
Insomnia 61 44.8 (35.4) 34 49.0 (36.0) .58
Fatigue 60 75.9 (29.4) 34 71.6 (31.6) .50
Appetite loss 61 51.4 (40.2) 34 61.8 (40.3) .23
Nausea/Vomiting 60 23.1 (32.2) 34 26.0 (28.5) .66
Constipation 60 33.3 (34.2) 34 32.4 (34.3) .98

a Scale scores ranging from 0 to 100; PG patient group cared for by PAMINO-trained general practitioners, CG control group patients cared for by other general practitioners, M mean, SD standard deviation.

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Hermann et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:13   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-13

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