Table 3

Comparison of post-diagnosis and post-chemotherapy FSFI scores in breast cancer patients
Domain Post-diagnosis Post-chemotherapy Reduction p*
Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
FSFI (overall) 13.5 (5.4 – 17.5) 7.2 (2.0 – 9.7) 46.7% 0.003
Desire 1.2 (1.2 – 4.0) 1.2 (1.2 – 1.2) 0.0% 0.001
Arousal 1.8 (0.3 – 2.4) 1.2 (0.0 – 1.2) 33.3% <0.001
Lubrication 1.8 (0.3 – 3.2) 1.2 (0.0 – 1.2) 33.3% 0.001
Orgasm 1.6 (0.3 – 2.4) 1.2 (0.0 – 1.2) 25.0% 0.003
Satisfaction 2.2 (1.3 – 3.2) 1.2 (0.8 – 2.3) 45.5% <0.001
Discomfort/Pain 8 (0.8 – 10) 1.2 (0.0 – 1.9) 85.0% <0.001

*Wilcoxon test. IQR, interquartile range.

Cavalheiro et al.

Cavalheiro et al. BMC Women's Health 2012 12:28   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-12-28

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