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Table 2 Associations between 9-month FACIT scores/dimensions and sociodemographics, baseline clinical characteristics

From: Heath-related quality of life in thyroid cancer patients following radioiodine ablation

  FACIT-F FACIT-G FACIT F TOI PWB SWB EWB FWB FS
  [0-160] [0-108] [0-108] [0-28] [0-28] [0-24] [0-28] [0-52]
Gender*         
Men 131.64 ± 15.91 87.14 ± 11.43 90.10 ± 10.95 25.00 ± 2.59 21.81 ± 5.52 19.75 ± 2.56 20.58 ± 3.96 44.50 ± 7.76
Women 118.10 ± 27.62 80.26 ± 16.54 78.34 ± 21.55 22.51 ± 5.26 21.14 ± 5.28 18.67 ± 4.14 17.94 ± 5.67 37.98 ± 11.76
p 0.026 0.172 0.008 0.017 0.690 0.396 0.126 0.070
Age group*         
< 45 y 128.91 ± 17.70 86.29 ± 11.73 86.32 ± 14.50 23.79 ± 4.67 23.12 ± 3.58 19.34 ± 3.38 20.04 ± 4.72 42.39 ± 7.31
> = 45 y 113.86 ± 29.90 77.48 ± 17.73 75.68 ± 23.26 22.09 ± 5.34 19.88 ± 5.95 18.42 ± 4.36 17.09 ± 5.68 36.66 ± 13.16
p 0.009 0.012 0.020 0.164 0.005 0.338 0.023 0.020
Educational level*         
Middle school 116.29 ± 24.85 79.57 ± 14.59 76.92 ± 19.80 22.29 ± 5.23 20.83 ± 4.77 18.70 ± 3.43 17.74 ± 4.97 37.12 ± 11.28
High school 122.21 ± 27.36 82.20 ± 16.75 81.82 ± 21.08 23.19 ± 4.92 21.45 ± 5.57 18.90 ± 4.22 18.65 ± 5.79 39.96 ± 11.51
p 0.358 0.492 0.328 0.455 0.625 0.832 0.488 0.305
Marital status*         
Single 115.00 ± 28.40 78.70 ± 16.90 76.07 ± 22.25 22.52 ± 5.31 20.69 ± 5.04 18.24 ± 4.21 17.24 ± 5.89 36.31 ± 12.13
Partner 123.35 ± 25.10 82.82 ± 15.43 82.65 ± 19.45 23.10 ± 4.87 21.56 ± 5.44 19.18 ± 3.78 18.98 ± 5.22 40.63 ± 10.81
p 0.182 0.272 0.178 0.622 0.484 0.311 0.178 0.109
Number of children*         
0 123.50 ± 25.83 83.67 ± 17.18 82.00 ± 19.27 23.39 ± 5.28 22.56 ± 4.33 18.94 ± 4.40 18.78 ± 5.67 39.83 ± 9.18
> = 1 119.20 ± 26.87 80.61 ± 15.72 79.61 ± 21.19 22.74 ± 4.97 20.85 ± 5.51 18.80 ± 3.84 18.21 ± 5.50 38.75 ± 12.11
p 0.551 0.479 0.670 0.631 0.232 0.895 0.705 0.727
Occupational status*         
Not working 121.49 ± 24.53 81.62 ± 14.53 81.48 ± 19.41 23.19 ± 4.73 20.46 ± 5.83 19.55 ± 2.85 18.42 ± 5.14 39.87 ± 11.18
Worker or student 119.34 ± 28.01 80.93 ± 17.35 79.28 ± 21.62 22.59 ± 5.31 21.82 ± 4.98 18.24 ± 4.52 18.28 ± 5.90 38.41 ± 11.7
p 0.908 0.998 0.681 0.680 0.273 0.279 0.369 0.533
Initial remnant ablation*         
Hypo# 119.22 ± 23.99 80.14 ± 14.01 79.84 ± 18.80 22.87 ± 4.78 21.01 ± 4.42 18.36 ± 3.69 17.90 ± 4.64 39.08 ± 10.78
rhTSH## 121.17 ± 29.06 82.44 ± 17.84 80.49 ± 22.56 22.90 ± 5.29 21.47 ± 6.06 19.30 ± 4.17 18.78 ± 6.26 38.92 ± 12.19
p 0.749 0.526 0.892 0.980 0.703 0.292 0.481 0.953
Depression*         
No 130.25 ± 22.07 87.82 ± 13.36 87.00 ± 17.72 23.84 ± 4.49 23.57 ± 3.47 19.70 ± 3.75 20.72 ± 5.10 42.48 ± 9.88
Yes 108.16 ± 26.66 73.51 ± 15.55 71.97 ± 21.17 21.75 ± 5.42 18.46 ± 5.76 17.81 ± 3.97 15.50 ± 4.60 34.83 ± 11.92
p <0.001 <0.001 0.001 0.065 <0.001 0.033 <0.001 0.003
Anxiety level** -0.389 -0.408 -0.355 -0.250 -0.315 -0.326 -0.422 -0.326
p <0.001 <0.001 0.002 0.027 0.005 0.003 <0.001 0.004
Interval surgery/131I** 0.005 0.010 -0.020 0.032 0.046 0.074 -0.098 -0.003
p 0.964 0.932 0.866 0.784 0.696 0.533 0.408 0.978
Baseline QOL** 0.574 0.618 0.531 0.385 0.601 0.483 0.630 0.473
p <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
  1. #Hypo: 131I during hypothyroidism, ##rhTSH: 131I after rhTSH injections
  2. PWB Physical well-being, SWB Social/family well-being, EWB Emotional well-being, FWB Functional well-being, FS Fatigue
  3. FACIT-G (PWB, SWB, EWB, and FWB subscales), FACIT-F (FACT-G, and FS subscale), FACIT-F TOI (PWB, FWB, and FS subscales) the higher the score, the higher the QOL level
  4. * mean ± standard deviation, p: p-value Student's t-test or Mann-Whitney test
  5. ** Pearson's correlation coefficient, p: p-value Pearson's test
  6. Bold values: p < 0.05