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Table 4 Correlations between SEIQoL index and dimensions scores of standardized QoL questionnaires

From: Domains of quality of life freely expressed by cancer patients and their caregivers: contribution of the SEIQoL

  Patients’ SEIQoL indexa   Caregivers’ SEIQoL indexa
Patient’QoL R p Caregiver’s QoL R p
SF-36 (generic)    SF-36 (generic)   
Physical Functioninga 0.074 0.314 Physical Functioninga 0.172 0.028
Social Functioninga 0.257 <0.001 Social Functioninga 0.305 <0.001
Role Limitation physicala 0.143 0.051 Role Limitation physicala 0.244 0.002
Role Limitation emotionala 0.075 0.322 Role Limitation emotionala 0.253 0.001
Mental Healtha 0.242 0.001 Mental Healtha 0.242 0.002
Vitalitya 0.26 <0.001 Vitalitya 0.273 <0.001
Bodily Paina 0.136 0.062 Bodily Paina 0.234 0.003
General Healtha 0.257 <0.001 General Healtha 0.254 0.001
PCSa 0.079 0.304 PCSa 0.158 0.052
MCSa 0.245 0.001 MCSa 0.258 0.001
QLQ-C30 (specific)    CARGOQOL (specific)   
Global healtha 0.27 <0.001 Psychological well-beinga 0.262 0.001
Physical Functioninga 0.131 0.076 Burdena 0.313 <0.001
Role Functioninga 0.248 0.001 Relationship with health carea 0.127 0.118
Emotional Functioninga 0.266 <0.001 Administration and financesa 0.182 0.023
Cognitive Functioninga 0.152 0.041 Copinga 0.105 0.188
Social Functioninga 0.184 0.013 Physical well-beinga 0.24 0.002
Fatigueb -0.232 0.002 Self-esteema 0.053 0.51
Nauseab -0.209 0.005 Leisures Timea 0.132 0.096
Painb -0.175 0.019 Social Supporta 0.094 0.242
Dyspnoeab -0.135 0.071 Private lifea 0.237 0.004
Insomniab -0.144 0.057 Index CarGOQoLa 0.402 <0.001
Appetiteb -0.146 0.051    
Constipationb -0.062 0.402    
Diarrhoeab -0.045 0.560    
Financial difficultiesb 0.021 0.781    
  1. R Spearman correlation coefficient (values between +1 and -1; the sign (+/-) of the correlation coefficient indicates the direction of the correlation) [32]
  2. ahigher score, higher QoL level
  3. **higher score, lower QoL level
  4. Bold values: p < 0.05