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Table 6 Relationship between cancer severity variables and the QOL scores

From: The ability of cancer-specific and generic preference-based instruments to discriminate across clinical and self-reported measures of cancer severities

  Mean score (SD)
  QLQ-C30 FACT-G EQ-5D SF-6D HUI-2 HUI-3
Stage of cancer       
1 73.89 (12.94) * 87.71 (12.59) * 0.84 (0.13) 0.74 (0.08) * 0.84 (0.14) * 0.81 (0.21) *
2 74.72 (16.74) * 84.31 (13.54) * 0.84 (0.15) 0.73 (0.10) * 0.88 (0.10) * 0.79 (0.23) *
3 70.64 (22.27) * 82.63 (11.87) * 0.85 (0.14) 0.76 (0.11) * 0.86 (0.11) * 0.80 (0.22) *
4 65.02 (21.16) * 78.98 (15.37) * 0.82 (0.14) 0.71 (0.11) * 0.81 (0.15) * 0.71 (0.23) *
ECOG-PS 1       
0 76.46 (17.93)* 84.93 (13.97)* 0.83 (0.21)* 0.77 (0.11)* 0.87 (0.15)* 0.83 (0.19)*
1 67.81 (20.47)* 81.11 (14.55)* 0.78 (0.15)* 0.72 (0.08)* 0.80 (0.19)* 0.75 (0.21)*
2-3 52.08 (15.97)* 71.50 (12.13)* 0.70 (0.18)* 0.71 (0.10)* 0.76 (0.14)* 0.61 (0.24)*
Self-reported health status       
Excellent - very good 80.46 (17.41)* 88.33 (9.89)* 0.88 (0.14)* 0.78 (0.09)* 0.89 (0.09)* 0.84 (0.20)*
Good - fair 67.79 (15.03)* 81.78 (13.23)* 0.83 (0.13)* 0.72 (0.09)* 0.84 (0.13)* 0.77 (0.22)*
Poor - very poor 46.47 (19.74)* 65.78 (13.04)* 0.71 (0.11)* 0.61 (0.06)* 0.71 (0.14)* 0.54 (0.22)*
  1. * Comparison of mean values (using ANOVA), P < 0.05.
  2. 1Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status