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Table 2 HRQOL scores of family members at five assessments compared to norm-based scores (n = 36)

From: Health-related quality of life in family members of patients with an advanced cancer diagnosis: A one-year prospective study

  Norm-based score □ # M [SE] A1 Md A1 M [SE] A2 Md A2 M [SE] A2-A1 p-value A3 Md A3 M [SE] A3-A1 p-value A4 Md A4 M [SE] A4-A1 p-value A5 Md A5 M [SE] A5-A1 p-value
PCS □44.6 [±1.02] 45 46 [±1.9] 52 49 [±2.0]* 0.33 48 46 [±1.8] 0.96 48 45 [±2.0] 0.66 51 47 [±2.0] 0.66
MCS □51.1 [±0.97] 38 39 [±2.2]* 44 42 [±2.5]* 0.53 38 39 [±2.4]* 0.91 45 43 [±2.2]* 0.25 45 41 [±2.4]* 0.71
PF □78.2 [±1.94] 83 79 [±3.6] 90 83 [±3.2] 0.42 89 80 [±3.2] 0.77 85 80 [±3.4] 0.85 90 81 [±3.6] 0.69
RP □70.1[±3.42] 75 63 [±6.4] 100 74 [±6.4] 0.22 88 60 [±7.7] 0.77 75 62 [±7.2] 0.89 88 66 [±7.1] 0.76
BP □66.0 [±2.35] 56 63 [±4.8] 62 67 [±4.4] 0.55 52 63 [±4.2] 0.95 51 60 [±4.9] 0.67 62 64 [±4.2] 0.82
GH □67.2 [±2.04] 59 60 [±3.4] 67 64 [±3.1] 0.33 65 62 [±3.1] 0.65 67 62 [±3.5] 0.63 67 65 [±3.6] 0.28
VT □67.3 [±2.09] 48 50 [±3.3]* 58 57 [±3.9] * 0.19 50 54 [±3.9]* 0.47 58 55 [±4.0]* 0.39 58 55 [±3.7]* 0.36
SF □88.3 [±1.73] 75 74 [±4.3]* 94 79 [±4.2] * 0.45 69 70 [±4.3]* 0.46 81 77 [±4.2]* 0.68 88 77 [±4.3]* 0.68
RE □81.6 [±2.86] 67 58 [±7.3]* 100 69 [±6.7] * 0.30 83 60 [±7.7]* 0.88 100 75 [±6.0] 0.08 84 61 [±7.6]* 0.82
MH □80.5 [±1.68] 64 62 [±3.4]* 66 65 [±4.0] * 0.58 60 63 [±3.6] * 0.79 68 63 [±3.7]* 0.83 66 64 [±3.7]* 0.70
EQ5D Index #0.8 [±0.01] 0.80 0.73 [±0.04] 0.76 0.75 [±0.03] 0.91 0.73 0.73 [±0.04] 0.50 0.80 0.72 [±0.04] 0.71 0.80 0.70 [±0.04]* 0.35
EQ-5D VAS #79.7 [±0.83] 75 73 [±3.0]* 79 74 [±2.8]* 0.76 75 70 [±3.4]** 0.98 75 71[±3.0]** 0.91 70 69 [±3.3]** 0.61
  1. A1 = 3 months, A2 = 6 months, A3 = 9 months, A4 = 12 months, A5 = 15 months.
  2. Data at A2–A5 were compared with data at A1 (linear mixed models for repeated observations).
  3. □ Norm-based score = Norms for the general Swedish population (age group 60–64 years), Sullivan et al. 2002. # Norm-based score = UK population norms for the EQ-5D (age group 55–64 years), Kind et al. 1999.
  4. PCS = Physical Component Summary Score, MCS = Mental Component Summary Score, PF = Physical Functioning, RP = Role Physical, BP = Bodily Pain, GH = General Health, VT = Vitality, SF = Social Functioning, RE = Role Emotional, MH = Mental Health, EQ-5D Index = EQ-5D index score, EQ-5D VAS = EQ-5D visual analog scale.
  5. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01 = Statistically significant differences between norm-based scores and mean scores in the present study at A1–A5.