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Table 4 FACT-B scales and summary measurements by EQ-5D-3L dimension and level

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

Dimension Levela n PWB SWB EWB FWB FACTG BCS TOI FACT-B total
Mobility 1 760 24.4** 17.1** 18.5** 19.6** 79.7** 23.7** 67.7** 103.4**
  2 or 3 67 19.7 14.9 16.8 16.1 67.6 19.6 55.5 87.3
Self-care 1 791 24.2** 17.1* 18.4* 19.6** 79.4** 23.5** 67.3** 102.9**
  2 or 3 36 20.0 14.1 17.0 13.7 64.0 20.5 53.5 84.4
Usual activities 1 720 24.7** 17.3** 18.6** 20.0** 80.7** 23.8** 68.5** 104.5**
  2 or 3 107 19.8 14.6 16.3 14.5 65.4 20.0 54.4 85.5
Pain/discomfort 1 467 25.4** 17.5* 18.9** 20.4** 82.3** 24.4** 70.2** 106.7**
  2 or 3 360 22.2 16.3 17.6 17.9 74.1 22.0 62.1 96.0
Anxiety/depression 1 484 25.3** 18.0** 20.0** 21.2** 84.6** 24.9** 71.4** 109.5**
  2 or 3 343 22.2 15.5 15.9 16.6 70.4 21.1 60 91.6
  1. FACT-B functional assessment of cancer therapy—Breast cancer, FACT-G functional assessment of cancer therapy—general, PWB physical well-being, FWB functional well-being, EWB emotional well-being, SWB social/family well-being (SWB), BCS breast cancer subscale, TOI Trial outcome index
  2. a1,no problem; 2,moderate problems; 3,extreme problems
  3. * p < 0.05 by Student’s t-test
  4. ** p < 0.001 by Student’s t-test