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Table 5 Means scores of Symptoms of life quality in groups before and after the intervention (as measured by 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

Symptom Scores Time Before intervention After intervention 2 months after intervention Time Group Time/group
  Groups Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD    P
Systemic therapy side effects Case 21.82 ± 16.46 12.79 ± 10.63 3.67 ± 4.19 * .185 *
  Control 16.79 ± 18.87 17.04 ± 19.19 17.29 ± 19.69 .001   .001
Breast symptoms Case 18.87 ± 18.92 18.70 ± 18.90 17.51 ± 19.41    
  Control 13.60 ± 15.28 13.94 ± 15.53 14.28 ± 15.77 .404 .209 .032
Arm symptoms Case 31.97 ± 26.02 31.74 ± 25.15 31.06 ± 24.53    
  Control 24.44 ± 18.51 24.88 ± 18.45 24.66 ± 18.55 .532 .120 .246
Upset by hair loss Case 12.69 ± 19.65 11.11 ± 16.10 9.52 ± 18.68    *
  Control 12.28 ± 25.36 14.03 ± 25.61 15.78 ± 25.74 .992 .665 .049