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Table 4 Functioning Scores mean of life quality in groups before and after the intervention (as measuredby the EORTC -BR23)

From: The effect of peer-led education on the life quality of mastectomy patients referred to breast cancer-clinics in Shiraz, Iran 2009

Functioning Scores Time Before intervention After intervention 2 months after intervention Time Group Time/group
  Groups Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD    P
Body image Case 68.19 ± 25.21 82.14 ± 14.29 93.87 ± 6.31 * * *
  Control 73.33 ± 24.51 72.33 ± 23.35 71.00 ± 23.21 .001 .022 .001
Sexual function Case 27.13 ± 16.27 43.02 ± 15.09 64.34 ± 13.88 * * *
  Control 24.63 ± 19.48 23.91 ± 18.80 19.35 ± 22.82 .001 .001 .001
Sexual enjoyment Case 26.82 ± 18.58 46.34 ± 19.54 76.42 ± 18.62 * * *
  Control 22.48 ± 22.67 21.70 ± 22.86 20.15 ± 23.16 .001 .001 .001
Future perspective Case 47.61 ± 32.6 62.58 ± 25.12 88.43 ± 17.41 * * *
  Control 57.14 ± 35.35 54.42 ± 33.81 51.02 ± 32.70 .001 .040 .001