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Table 3 Spearman's correlation index between quality of life scores (only indices r > 0.4 shown; p < 0.001 for all)

From: Consequential late effects after radiotherapy for prostate cancer - a prospective longitudinal quality of life study

  UBS time A BBS time A UBS time B BBS time B UBS time C BBS time C UBS time D BBS time D
UBS time A   0.43 0.54 - 0.56 - 0.55 -
BBS time A 0.43   - - - - - 0.48
UBS time B 0.54 -   0.54 0.64 - 0.56 -
BBS time B - - 0.54   0.42 0.63 0.41 0.50
UBS time C 0.56 - 0.64 0.42   0.53 0.69 -
BBS time C - - - 0.63 0.53   0.46 0.57
UBS time D 0.55 - 0.56 0.41 0.69 0.46   0.54
BBS time D - 0.48 - 0.50 - 0.57 0.54  
  1. Abbreviations: UBS = urinary bother score; BBS = bowel bother score