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Table 2 Distribution of EQ-5D-3L problem reporting and FACT-B scores

From: Validity and reliability of EQ-5D-3L for breast cancer patients in Korea

EQ-5D-3L dimension Levela N (%)
Mobility 1 760 (91.9)
  2 67 (8.1)
  3 0 (0.0)
Self-care 1 791 (95.7)
  2 33 (4.0)
  3 3 (0.4)
Usual activities 1 720 (87.1)
  2 105 (12.7)
  3 2 (0.2)
Pain/discomfort 1 467 (56.5)
  2 351 (42.4)
  3 9 (1.1)
Anxiety/depression 1 484 (58.5)
  2 334 (40.4)
  3 0 (1.1)
FACT-B scale scores (possible range)   Mean (SD)
Physical well-being (0–28)   24.0 (4.3)
Social well-being (0–28)   17.0 (6.9)
Functional well-being (0–28)   19.3 (6.4)
Emotional well-being (0–24)   18.3 (4.0)
Breast cancer subscale (0–36)   23.3 (5.4)
FACT-G (0–108)   78.7 (15.8)
FACT-B Trial Outcome Index (0–92)   66.7 (12.3)
FACT-B total score (0–144)   102.1 (19.0)
  1. FACT-B functional assessment of cancer therapy—Breast cancer
  2. FACT-G functional assessment of cancer therapy—General
  3. Higher scores on the FACT-B scales indicate better quality of life
  4. a1: no problem; 2: moderate problems; 3: extreme problems