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Table 1 Clinical and Demographic Characteristics of Participants

From: Psychometric evaluation of the Persian version of the Lymphedema Life Impact Scale (LLIS, version 1) in breast cancer patients

Characteristics Lymphedema patients Comparison Group P-value
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Age 53.28 (10.95) 51.47 (10.58) 0.093
No of Excised LN 12.04 (6.48) 10.45 (6.15) 0.032
No of Involved LN 3.91 (5.06) 3.04 (3.94) 0.102
Time since cancer diagnosis (months) 42.27 (44.8) 29.7 (31.13) 0.001
  N (%) N (%)  
Employee 54 (27) 56 (28) 0.911
Education ≥ High school 134 (67.7) 154 (80.6) 0.014
Married 174 (87) 160 (80) 0.079
MRM 109 (60.9) 77 (52.7) 0.145
Receiving Chemotherapy 180 (94.2) 161 (87.5) 0.03
Receiving Radiotherapy 154 (79) 113 (72.9)` 0.207
Underlying disease 71 (35.5) 50 (25) 0.029
BMI >= 25 148 (76.3) 117 (62.6) 0.004
  1. LN lymph node, MRM modified radical mastectomy, BMI body mass index