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Table 3 HRQoL and sexual function scores by age among ovarian cancer survivors

From: Long-term quality of life and sexual function of elderly people with endometrial or ovarian cancer

Variables < 70 years ≥ 70 years p value
N = 26 Mean (SD) Median (range) N = 16 Mean (SD) Median (range)
HRQoL
General health 26 57.3 (21.2) 60.0 (25.0–100.0) 16 50.6 (18.9) 60.0 (25.0–85.0) 0.30
Physical functioning 25 84.0 (26.9) 100.0 (0.0–100.0) 16 59.4 (36.4) 75.0 (0.0–100.0) 0.01
Role physical 26 67.8 (21.3) 62.5 (37.5–100.0) 16 52.3 (28.9) 50.0 (0.0–100.0) 0.08
Role emotional 26 61.1 (25.1) 50.0 (0.0–100.0) 16 56.2 (27.4) 50.0 (0.0–100.0) 0.49
Bodily pain 26 70.2 (27.4) 75.0 (0.0–100.0) 16 56.2 (26.6) 50.0 (0.0–100.0) 0.10
Mental health 26 59.6 (24.3) 62.5 (0.0–100.0) 16 63.3 (19.6) 62.5 (37.5–100.0) 0.79
Vitality 25 52 (21.5) 50.0 (0.0–100.0) 16 45.3 (30.6) 50.0 (0.0–100.0) 0.32
Social functioning 26 64.4 (26.6) 75.0 (0.0–100.0) 16 64.1 (27.3) 62.5 (25.0–100.0) 0.89
PCS 24 49 (7.5) 48.2 (36.9–66.2) 16 40.8 (10.5) 42.9 (17.5–55.2) 0.02
MCS 24 41.6 (10.5) 40.4 (17.5–60.3) 16 43.6 (10.0) 43.3 (30.1–66.0) 0.69
Sexual function
Desire 23 2.2 (1.2) 1.8 (1.2–5.4) 13 2 (1.3) 1.2 (1.2–4.8) 0.41
Arousal 24 1.8 (2.2) 0.6 (0.0–6.0) 14 1.4 (1.7) 0.6 (0.0–4.8) 0.67
Pain 21 1.9 (2.5) 0.0 (0.0–6.0) 11 0.7 (1.6) 0.0 (0.0–4.8) 0.15
Satisfaction 15 3.3 (2.0) 3.2 (0.8–6.0) 5 3.8 (2.0) 4.4 (0.8–6.0) 0.63
Lubrication 23 1.5 (2.2) 0.0 (0.0–6.0) 13 0.8 (1.8) 0.0 (0.0–6.0) 0.68
Orgasm 24 1.7 (2.3) 0.0 (0.0–6.0) 13 0.8 (1.6) 0.0 (0.0–4.4) 0.23
Global Score 15 15.4 (12.3) 22.1 (2.0–35.4) 4 16.3 (9.6) 18.7 (3.5–24.2) 0.88
  1. HRQoL Health-Related Quality of Life, PCS Physical Component Score, MCS Mental Component Score, SD standard deviation