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Table 2 Comparison between the PedsQL generic core scale scores of children with cancer and healthy children

From: Health related quality of life assessment in Pakistani paediatric cancer patients using PedsQLTM 4.0 generic core scale and PedsQL™ cancer module

Variables M SD df T P
QOL of cancer patients 46.1154 12.93469 54 -10.989 .000
QOL of healthy children 83.1000 12.22871    
Physical health summary score
Cancer patient 42.66 14.78 54 -11.09 .000
Healthy children 84.16 13.20    
Emotional functioning
Cancer patient 42.02 17.06 54 -6.84 .000
Healthy children 74.28 18.00    
Social functioning
Cancer patient 54.42 8.68 54 -9.71 .000
Healthy children 95.66 21.32    
Psychosocial health summary score
Cancer patient 32.91 11.18 54 -15.4 .000
Healthy children 82.21 12.16    
  1. Table indicates the comparison between cancer patients and healthy children on the PedsQL Generic Core scales. The school functioning scale is not included it was not completed by the patient population and thus cannot be compared with the healthy children’s score.