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Table 2 Descriptive Statistics and scale reliability before and during treatment.

From: The "Palliative Care Quality of Life Instrument (PQLI)" in terminal cancer patients

  Before treatment During treatment  
SCALES Mean score S. D. Cronbach's alpha coefficient Mean score S. D. Cronbach's alpha coefficient P*
AC (activity) 63.44 36.74 0.86 82.71 37.59 0.91 <0.001
SC (self care) 47.29 41.10 0.90 57.93 42.13 0.89 <0.001
HE (health) 57.92 31.30 0.89 68.16 31.93 0.88 <0.001
CT (choice of treatment) 48.75 44.42 0.92 51.25 43.34 0.91 0.018
SU (support) 42.50 19.80 0.87 54.72 41.74 0.90 0.007
CO (communication) 74.58 31.01 0.81 79.02 32.03 0.77 0.021
PA (psychological affect) 51.44 36.24 0.92 57.50 41.95 0.83 0.009
  1. * Wilcoxon test.