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Table 2 Clinically meaningful change in HRQL* from the initial to follow-up surveys

From: Predictors of health-related quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer

Change in HRQL TOI SWB EWB
  n (%) mean (SD) n (%) mean (SD) n (%) mean (SD)
Meaningful Decline 161 (32.5) -11.0 (6.2) 167 (33.7) -5.2 (3.2) 130 (26.2) -4.5 (2.7)
About the same 163 (32.9) .07 (2.0) 193 (38.9) -.15 (.85) 236 (47.6) .05 (.70)
Meaningful Improvement 172 (34.7) 10.5 (7.3) 125 (25.2) 4.2 (2.4) 130 (26.2) 3.8 (2.2)
  1. HRQL, Health-related Quality of Life; TOI, Trial Outcome Index-Colorectal; SWB, Social/family Well-being; EWB, Emotional Well-being
  2. *Clinically meaningful change is at least 4 points for the TOI and at least 2 points for SWB and EWB.