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Table 4 Construct validity of EORTC QLQ-C30 Amharic version with its supplementary EORTC QLQ-BR23 scales in women with breast cancer in Ethiopia (n = 146)

From: Reliability and validity of Amharic version of EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-BR23 modules for assessing health-related quality of life among breast cancer patients in Ethiopia

Spearman’s correlation coefficients
 Body imageSexual FunctioningTherapy side effectsBreast symptomsArm symptoms
Physical functioning.224a.174b−.362a−.208b−.329a
Role functioning0.086.198b−.264a−0.14−.225a
Emotional functioning.394a0.064−.471a−.294a−.328a
Cognitive functioning.408a0.125−.405a−.177b−.261a
Social functioning.323a.183b−.266a−.216a−.228a
Fatigue−.354a−.245a.633a.376a.424a
Nausea and vomiting−.197b0.005.302a.186b.262a
Pain−.214a−0.06.516a.456a.495a
Global Health score.387a0.15−.553a−.472a−.484a
  1. aCorrelation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)
  2. bCorrelation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed)
  3. The bold entries indicate those sub-scales having spearman's correlation coefficients≥0.40