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Table 6 Pearson’s correlation coefficients between scales in the QLQ-HCC18 and the FACT-Hep

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

  The FACT-Hep
The QLQ-HCC18 Abdominal Swelling Weight Loss Appetite Appearance Fatigue Activity Jaundice Fever Itching Taste Chill Thirsty Abdominal Pain
Fatigue 0.33 0.26 0.2 0.42* 0.59* 0.26 0.26 0.3 0.43* 0.32 0.17 0.37 0.42*
Body Image 1 (item33) 0.31 0.32 −1.7 0.46* −0.08 0.17 0.3 0.3 0.25 0.25 0.23 0.45 0.38
Body Image 2 (item35) 0.39 0.01 −0.05 0.4* 0.1 0.07 0.18 0.31 0.2 0.3 0.12 0.23 0.47
Jaundice 1 (item36) 0.25 0.19 −0.07 0.2 −0.13 0.73 0.53* 0.3 0.12 0.18 0.56 0.28 0.3
Jaundice 2 (item37) 0.25 0.05 −0.05 0.31 0.45 −0.01 0.18 0.28 0.83* 0.33 0.26 0.35 0.37
Nutrition 0.32 0.34 0.31 0.32 0.38 0.23 0.31 0.28 0.26 0.44* 0.23 0.68* 0.33
Pain 0.32 0.11 0.14 0.28 0.32 0.14 0.21 0.26 0.34 0.15 0.2 0.3 0.40*
Fever 0.25 0.26 0.13 0.18 0.25 0.09 0.29 0.72* 0.35 0.18 0.61* 0.22 0.27
Abdominal Swelling 0.43* 0.07 0.03 0.16 0.29 0.06 0.23 0.3 0.3 0.15 0.28 0.24 0.42*
Sexual Interest 0.26 0.14 −0.06 0.25 0.24 0.08 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.06 0.12 0.13 0.24
  1. * indicates Pearson’s correlation coefficient larger than 0.4, _ Underline indicates a pair of scales that should correlate theoretically, Reverse scoring, Data were assessed in 185 patients.