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Table 3 Comparison of EORTC Scores across Variables

From: Retrospective quality of life study in patients with retroperitoneal sarcoma in an Asian population

  Age Sex Race Organs Resected Recurrence Post-operative Complication
Global health   ≤59 > 59 Female Male Chinese Others 0 1–2 3–4 No Yes None Class I Class II Class III
Mean 88.2 74.5 90.0 73.7 79.2 97.5 72.4 82.0 85.1 79.4 84.1 78.6 71.8
p-value 0.040 0.014 0.092 0.439 0.436 0.237
Functioning Scales
Physical functioning Mean 95.1 79.4 96.4 79.1 85.8 96.7 69.3 90.1 92.3 84.6 88.0 89.2 77.8
p-value 0.030 0.016 0.300 0.432 0.330 0.755
Role functioning Mean 97.9 81.2 95.5 84.3 88.0 100 90.0 90.0 97.0 85.7 93.9 75.0 88.9
p-value 0.020 0.126 0.287 0.947 0.145 0.076
Emotional functioning Mean 90.0 79.2 92.5 77.6 83.2 93.8 82.9 84.7 91.3 81.0 86.5 78.4 83.3
p-value 0.145 0.041 0.354 0.411 0.191 0.455
Cognitive functioning Mean 96.1 91.1 95.5 91.9 92.7 100 90.8 93.7 98.5 91.1 93.0 94.4 94.4
p-value 0.165 0.311 0.176 0.411 0.044 0.607
Social functioning Mean 87.5 91.7 96.7 70.6 80.3 100 73.3 84.7 93.9 77.0 82.6 83.3 77.8
p-value 0.371 0.009 0.213 0.858 0.120 0.948
Symptom scales
Fatigue Mean 10.8 27.7 6.7 30.4 22.0 0 38.9 17.8 15.1 21.4 15.4 25.9 29.6
p-value 0.036 0.003 0.076 0.433 0.477 0.167
Nausea and vomiting Mean 0 5.2 2.2 2.9 3.0 0 0 3.3 3.0 2.4 1.5 8.3 0
p-value 0.163 0.849 0.603 0.447 0.871 0.391
Pain Mean 3.6 13.5 1.9 14.4 9.8 0 29.1 5.2 4.1 10.9 5.7 13.9 22.2
p-value 0.086 0.028 0.266 0.966 0.272 0.136
Dyspnoea Mean 4.2 12.5 2.2 13.7 9.5 0 26.6 5.3 6.1 9.5 4.5 11.1 22.2
p-value 0.168 0.054 0.300 0.357 0.591 0.059
Insomnia Mean 4.2 16.1 6.1 13.7 11.6 0 26.6 6.7 8.3 11.1 11.7 0 22.2
p-value 0.141 0.356 0.351 0.509 0.750 0.569
Appetite loss Mean 4.2 8.3 6.7 5.9 7.1 0 6.7 6.7 3.0 7.9 7.6 0 11.1
p-value 0.518 0.904 0.463 0.280 0.469 0.542
Constipation Mean 4.2 6.2 2.2 7.8 4.8 8.3 0 6.7 3.0 6.3 7.6 0 0
p-value 0.700 0.295 0.662 0.086 0.559 0.188
Diarrhoea Mean 3.6 12.5 6.7 9.3 9.2 0 25.0 5.3 3.0 10.7 7.2 0 33.3
p-value 0.265 0.741 0.445 0.261 0.360 0.745
Financial difficulties Mean 12.0 14.6 3.9 21.6 14.3 6.3 40.0 9.0 9.1 15.5 8.7 11.1 44.4
p-value 0.774 0.044 0.557 0.593 0.502 0.128