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Table 5 Domain scores (Mean ± SD) in different RT stages

From: Translation and validation of the Chinese version of the quality of life radiation therapy instrument and the head & neck module (QOL-RTI/H&N)

  Before (n = 50) Under (n = 40) ≤ 1 year after RT (n = 57) ~5 years after RT (n = 50) >5 years after RT (n = 41) P
Function 7.90 ± 1.70 4.91 ± 1.68 6.31 ± 1.58 6.72 ± 1.54 6.81 ± 1.65 <0.001
Emotion 7.03 ± 1.55 6.00 ± 1.46 6.08 ± 1.27 6.19 ± 1.32 6.27 ± 1.45 0.002
Family 7.69 ± 1.46 6.30 ± 1.04 6.79 ± 1.16 7.16 ± 1.12 6.91 ± 1.27 <0.001
General 8.13 ± 1.56 6.79 ± 1.47 7.04 ± 1.65 6.87 ± 1.71 6.57 ± 1.83 <0.001
Pain 8.08 ± 2.59 4.66 ± 3.25 6.73 ± 3.03 7.93 ± 2.29 7.83 ± 2.33 <0.001
Swallow 8.00 ± 2.12 5.99 ± 1.81 6.41 ± 1.56 6.73 ± 1.80 7.02 ± 1.80 <0.001
Saliva 5.24 ± 3.16 3.07 ± 2.13 2.84 ± 1.93 3.13 ± 2.37 3.44 ± 2.29 <0.001
Appearance 7.56 ± 3.27 5.72 ± 2.31 6.33 ± 2.76 6.62 ± 2.97 6.86 ± 2.92 0.042
Speech 8.62 ± 2.38 7.39 ± 2.96 7.62 ± 2.81 8.04 ± 2.64 7.42 ± 2.81 0.148
Taste 7.40 ± 3.40 3.41 ± 3.54 5.67 ± 3.44 6.06 ± 3.06 6.62 ± 3.20 <0.001
Cough 9.02 ± 1.89 6.44 ± 3.09 7.39 ± 2.87 8.22 ± 2.39 7.46 ± 2.69 <0.001