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Table 2 QOL scores at 12 months post-diagnosis for urban and non-urban breast cancer survivors

From: Does quality of life among breast cancer survivors one year after diagnosis differ depending on urban and non-urban residence? A comparative study

Quality of life Urban breast cancer survivors (n = 277) Non-urban breast cancer survivors (n = 323) Differences between residence groups
  Mean a 95% CI Mean a 95% CI P- Value clinical b
Physical well-being (0-28) 24.7 24.1, 25.2 22.8 22.3, 23.3 < 0.01
Social well-being (0-28) 22.7 22.0, 23.4 22.5 21.8, 23.1 0.67
Emotional well-being (0-24) 20.1 19.6, 20.5 19.2 18.7, 19.6 < 0.01
Functional well-being (0-28) 22.4 21.8, 23.1 21.7 21.1, 22.3 0.09
Breast cancer concerns (0-52) 40.4 39.5, 41.4 36.8 36.0, 37.7 < 0.01
FACT-G (0-108) 89.7 87.9, 91.5 86.3 84.7, 88.0 < 0.01
FACT-B+4 (0-160) 130.2 127.7, 132.7 122.6 120.3, 125.0 < 0.01
  1. Abbreviations:
  2. FACT-G: Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General; FACTB+4: Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast additional four questions.
  3. Notes:
  4. (a) Adjusted for age.
  5. (b) ✗: clinically meaningful difference between groups (two+ points for physical, social, emotional and functional well-being, three+ points for breast cancer concerns, five+ points for FACT-G, eight+ points for FACT-B+4); : no clinically meaningful difference between groups.