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Table 6 Responsiveness in terms of p-value, effect size, and reliable change index in either positive or negative direction

From: Evaluation of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) scale for long-term cancer survivors in a sample of breast cancer survivors

   Group with negative change Group with positive change
Domain Overall F test in ANOVA p N Effect Size Reliable change index N Effect Size Reliable change index
Generic summary 0.02 9 0.83 2.75 29 -0.09 -0.31
   Physical Pain 0.001 21 0.63 1.81 9 -0.18 -0.51
   Negative Feelings 0.001 12 0.79 1.77 28 -0.29 -0.65
   Positive Feelings <0.001 12 -0.97 -2.23 27 0.36 0.84
   Cognitive Problems 0.21 13 0.34 0.69 5 -0.32 -0.66
   Sexual Problems 0.24 11 0.13 0.39 9 -0.38 -1.14
   Social Avoidance <0.001 9 1.07 2.98 9 -0.67 -1.85
   Fatigue 0.04 15 0.36 1.00 10 -0.13 -0.36
Cancer-Specific summary 0.023 9 0.66 2.10 30 -0.06 -0.20
   Financial Problems 0.048 21 0.52 1.11 15 -0.11 -0.23
   Family Distress 0.21 13 0.15 0.42 5 -0.43 -1.23
   Recurrence Distress 0.40 14 0.30 0.75 7 0.05 0.13
   Appearance Concerns <0.0001 6 1.43 3.46 7 -0.31 -0.74
Benefit of Cancer 0.032 5 -0.26 -0.62 8 0.66 1.55