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Table 6 Change in scores and effect size after 28 days of treatment ( n= 50)

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)

  Baseline score Change scoresa 95% CI of Change scores Effect sizeb
Function 7.90 ± 1.70 2.03 ± 0.87 (1.79, 2.27) 1.19
Emotion 7.03 ± 1.55 0.39 ± 0.77 (0.18, 0.60) 0.25
Family 7.69 ± 1.46 0.32 ± 0.65 (0.14, 0.50) 0.22
General 8.13 ± 1.56 0.52 ± 0.58 (0.36, 0.68) 0.33
Pain 8.08 ± 2.59 2.93 ± 1.09 (2.63, 3.23) 1.13
Swallow 8.00 ± 2.12 2.20 ± 0.99 (1.93, 2.47) 1.04
Saliva 5.24 ± 3.16 3.88 ± 1.92 (3.35, 4.41) 1.23
Appearance 7.56 ± 3.27 2.16 ± 0.98 (1.89, 2.43) 0.66
Speech 8.62 ± 2.38 1.00 ± 0.95 (0.74, 1.26) 0.42
Taste 7.40 ± 3.40 3.94 ± 1.66 (3.48, 4.40) 1.16
Cough 9.02 ± 1.89 2.18 ± 0.80 (1.96, 2.40) 1.15
  1. aChange scores: -10 (maximum improvement) to +10 (maximum worsening).
  2. bEffect size: calculated as change in scores divided by the SD of the baseline score.