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Table 4 Descriptive statistics of the EORTC QLQ-C30 and the QLQ-HCC18 and test-retest reliability

From: Validation of the Japanese version of the EORTC hepatocellular carcinoma-specific quality of life questionnaire module (QLQ-HCC18)

Scale Score* Intraclass correlation coefficient
The QLQ-HCC18   
Scales   
Fatigue 25.6 ± 22.2 0.82
Nutrition 12.7 ± 14.1 0.88
Pain 13.5 ± 17.1 0.80
Fever 5.3 ± 12.9 0.67
Single items   
Body Image 1 (item33) 34.0 ± 31.9 0.73
Body Image 2 (item35) 21.1 ± 27.7 0.70
Jaundice 1 (item36) 2.77 ± 2.45 0.79
Jaundice 2 (item37) 22.2 ± 27.4 0.82
Abdominal Swelling 15.8 ± 23.6 0.78
Sexual Interest 12.6 ± 25.2§ 0.77
The QLQ-C30   
Scales   
Physical 84.9 ± 16.9 -
Role 84.1 ± 22.3 -
Cognitive 84.2 ± 17.0 -
Emotional 79.6 ± 20.5 -
Social 86.1 ± 20.6 -
Global QOL 66.5 ± 21.63 -
Fatigue 30.9 ± 21.5 -
Nausea/Vomiting 1.74 ± 6.4 -
Pain 12.8 ± 20.6 -
Single items   
Dyspnea 15.8 ± 21.6 -
Sleep Disturbance 21.5 ± 27.5 -
Appetite Loss 12.7 ± 22.5 -
Constipation 14.2 ± 23.9 -
Diarrhea 7.81 ± 16.4 -
Financial Impact 14.6 ± 23.3 -
  1. Data were expressed as mean ± standard deviation. * Score range 0 to 100. Data were assessed in 130 patients. Higher score indicates lower QOL. § Data were assessed in 185 patients. Data were assessed in 127 patients. Higher score indicates higher QOL.