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Table 3 Comparison of HRQoL scores in the cancer (n = 84) and cancer-free (n = 420) groups.

From: Impact of cancer occurrence on health-related quality of life: A longitudinal pre-post assessment

  T1 T2
  Cancer Cancer-free p value d Cancer Cancer-free difference in change e p value f
  mean a LL b UL c mean a LL b UL c   mean a LL b UL c mean a LL b UL c   
SF-36                
   Physical functioning 90.2 86.5 93.9 87.9 85.4 90.4 0.18 84.5 80.9 88.2 88.8 86.3 91.3 -6.6 <.0001
   Role-physical 80.7 73.7 87.7 82.7 78.3 87.1 0.56 65.3 58.3 72.3 82.5 78.1 86.9 -15.2 0.0004
   Bodily pain 69.8 64.6 75.1 69.5 66.1 72.9 0.90 62.2 57.0 67.5 68.2 64.8 71.6 -6.3 0.01
   Mental health 67.5 63.3 71.6 65.6 62.8 68.4 0.34 65.2 61.0 69.3 66.8 64.0 69.5 -1.1 0.07
   Role-emotional 78.5 70.7 86.2 79.9 75.1 84.8 0.70 70.6 62.9 78.3 79.5 74.7 84.4 -7.5 0.11
   Social functioning 81.4 76.4 86.4 80.6 77.4 83.8 0.76 77.3 72.3 82.3 81.3 78.1 84.5 -4.8 0.09
   Vitality 60.1 55.9 64.2 59.1 56.3 61.8 0.61 57.1 52.9 61.2 60.2 57.4 62.9 -4.4 0.03
   General health 71.7 67.4 76.0 68.7 65.8 71.6 0.14 62.6 58.3 66.8 70.7 67.9 73.6 -11.1 <.0001
GHQ-12 69.7 66.7 72.8 68.9 66.9 70.9 0.58 68.8 64.9 71.1 69.5 67.5 71.5 -2.3 0.17
  1. HRQoL = health-related quality of life Scores range from 0 to 100, the higher the score, the better the HRQoL a adjusted mean b lower limit of the 95% confidence interval c upper limit of the 95% confidence interval d test of equality of T1 HRQoL score from a linear mixed model adjusted for higher diploma and physical tiredness e mean score evolution (cancer) – mean score evolution (cancer-free) f test of the interaction between time and group from a linear mixed model adjusted for higher diploma and physical tiredness