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Table 4 HRQOL scores by partners (n = 26) and children (n = 8) at 3 to 15 months (n = 36)

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

  A1 Md A1 M [SE] p-value A2 Md A2 M [SE] p-value A3 Md A3 M [SE] p-value A4 Md A4 M [SE] p-value A5 Md A5 M [SE] p-value
PCS                
Partners 41 43 [±2.2] 0.015* 46 44 [±2.2] 0.006** 43 42 [±2.1] 0.019* 44 41 [±2.2] <0.001*** 48 44 [±2.1] 0.002**
Children 55 54 [±3.4]   57 58 [±1.8]   56 55 [±1.9]   56 56 [±7]   57 58 [±3.9]  
PF                
Partners 75 74 [±2.8] 0.002** 80 77 [±4.1] 0.001** 73 73 [±3.8] 0.007** 75 72 [±3.8] # 80 75 [±4.3] 0.001**
Children 100 89 [±9.9]   100 99 [±1.3]   100 94 [±4.9]   100 100 [±0.0]   100 98 [±1.5]  
RP                
Partners 50 54 [±7.8] 0.181 75 66 [±8.4] 0.010* 50 53 [±9.2] 0.007** 63 57 [±8.6] <0.001*** 75 63 [±8.2] 0.001**
Children 100 84 [±8.1]   100 97 [±3.1]   100 84 [±12.4]   100 81 [±12.3]   100 82 [±14.1]  
BP                
Partners 41 56 [±5.7] 0.074 62 62 [±5.7] 0.175 51 55 [±4.5] 0.060 41 52 [4.9] <0.007** 51 58 [±4.3] 0.004**
Children 92 82 [±8.0]   78 78 [±7.8]   92 81 [±8.4]   100 87 [±10.9]   100 89 [±8.4]  
GH                
Partners 57 59 [±4.2] 0.283 67 60 [±4.2] 0.205 62 56 [±3.2] 0.019* 60 56 [±3.8] 0.020* 67 61 [±4.0] 0.034*
Children 67 67 [±5.8]   70 72 [±2.7]   80 73 [±8.0]   80 78 [±7.0]   87 82 [±6.7]  
VT                
Partners 58 54 [±4.1] 0.148 55 59 [±4.3] 0.502 50 54 [±3.8] 0.413 60 55 [±5.0] 0.596 60 56 [±4.0] 0.567
Children 45 42 [±4.3]   58 50 [±10.8]   65 59 [±10.5]   58 62 [±5.5]   70 60 [±8.6]  
SF                
Partners 88 76 [±5.4] 0.383 100 84 [±4.6] 0.043 69 72 [±4.3] 0.804 75 78 [±4.5] 0.983 88 81 [±4.7] 0.226
Children 75 72 [±7.4]   56 61 [±11.4]   69 69 [±9.4]   88 77 [±10.1]   75 66 [±10.8]  
RE                
Partners 50 53 [±8.9] 0.222 78 75 [±7.0] 0.258 83 61 [±8.9] 0.850 100 74 [±7.2] 0.709 67 60 [±8.8] 0.729
Children 100 75 [±13.7]   67 54 [±17.7]   83 58 [±17.5]   100 83 [±8.9]   75 66 [±10.8]  
MH                
Partners 68 65 [±4.1] 0.103 68 69 [±4.5] 0.148 60 62 [±3.7] 0.881 68 65 [±4.0] 0.919 72 66 [±4.2] 0.749
Children 51 53 [±6.3]   46 54 [±10.0]   74 70 [±9.6]   73 65 [±7.8]   100 67 [±17.8]  
EQ-5D Index                
Partners 0.73 0.70 [±0.46] 0.068 0.76 0.76 [±0.04] 0.680 0.73 0.70 [±0.04] 0.011* 0.76 0.69 [±0.04] 0.002** 0.73 0.67 [±0.05] 0.001**
Children 0.85 0.85 [±0.07]   0.84 0.73 [±0.09]   0.92 0.89 [±0.05]   0.85 0.89 [±0.04]   0.85 0.86 [±0.03]  
EQ-5D VAS                
Partners 75 73 [±2.8] 0.415 80 76 [±2.8] 0.318 75 71 [±2.9] 0.365 75 70 [±3.5] 0.107 79 71 [±3.7] 0.292
Children 78 72 [±10.3]   67 65 [±8.7]   83 73 [±9.6]   78 81 [±3.8]   63 65 [±6.5]  
  1. Independent Samples Mann–Whitney U Test * p <0.05, ** p <0.01, *** p <0.001.
  2. A1 = 3 months, A2 = 6 months, A3 = 9 months, A4 = 12 months, A5 = 15 months.
  3. 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.
  4. # Not tested because values for children are constant (=100).