Skip to main content

Table 3 Patients' baseline and follow-up functioning and global quality of life scores on the EORTC QLQ-C30 (the higher values indicate a higher level of functioning and quality of life, min.: 0, max.: 100)

From: Quality of life in lung cancer patients: does socioeconomic status matter?

  Baseline Follow-up
  Affluent/intermediate
(n = 35)
Mean (SE)
Deprived
(n = 47)
Mean (SE)
P*         Affluent/intermediate
(n = 35)
Mean (SE)
Deprived
(n = 47)
Mean (SE)
P*
Role functioning 72.8 (5.9) 58.5 (4.9) 0.04 52.8 (5.0) 41.5 (4.4) 0.09
Physical functioning 74.3 (3.7) 61.7 (3.8) 0.03 58.8 (4.2) 53.6 (3.6) 0.33
Cognitive functioning 85.2 (3.4) 86.9 (3.1) 0.69 77.6 (4.4) 83.0 (3.3) 0.34
Social functioning 86.6 (3.9) 85.8 (3.7) 0.96 80.9 (4.1) 82.9 (3.2) 0.77
Emotional functioning 80.0 (3.4) 78.2 (3.4) 0.84 74.5 (3.5) 76.8 (3.4) 0.41
Global quality of life 56.9 (3.3) 51.4 (3.5) 0.18 53.8 (4.3) 50.3 (3.8) 0.59
  1. SE = standard error of mean. * Mann-Whitney test.