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Table 4 Mean values and standard deviations for the EORTC QLQ-C30 scales and single items for the total sample (N=101), women (n=81) and men (n=20)

From: Health-related quality of life and needs of care and support of adult Tanzanians with cancer: a mixed-methods study

  Total sample Women Men
Physical functiona 53.5 (21.8) 54.3 (21.5) 49.5 (23.3)
Role functiona 47.8 (35.3) 49.4 (35.6) 40.4 (34.4)
Emotional functiona 71.8 (28.5) 71.4 (29.2) 75.4 (25.1)
Social functiona 39.0 (33.6) 41.3 (34.8) 29.8 (28.1)
Cognitive functiona 64.0 (23.8) 65.4 (25.0) 58.8 (17.9)
Global health/QOLa 49.5 (22.4) 50.5 (22.5) 45.6 (22.5)
Fatigueb 52.9 (27.6) 52.1 (27.0) 56.4 (31.1)
Nausea and vomitingb 30.0 (32.2) 31.0 (32.2) 25.4 (33.5)
Painb 61.7 (27.8) 60.8 (28.0) 65.8 (28.0)
Dyspnoeab 22.0 (33.6) 21.3 (32.4) 26.3 (39.4)
Insomniab 42.7 (39.7) 40.0 (40.9) 54.4 (33.7)
Appetite lossb 38.5 (37.9) 39.9 (38.5) 31.6 (36.0)
Constipationb 40.3 (39.4) 40.0 (39.1) 40.4 (42.4)
Diarrhoeab 13.3 (24.2) 14.6 (25.5) 8.8 (18.7)
Financial difficultiesb 84.3 (47.0) 84.2 (49.5) 84.2 (37.5)
  1. arange 0–100, higher scores represent a high/healthy level of functioning and a high quality of life; brange 0–100, higher scores represent a high level of symptoms/problems.