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Table 3 Mean function an bother scores before treatment and differences after treatment relative to baseline scores (quartiles in brackets; negative differences indicate a quality of life improvement)

From: Dose-escalation using intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer - evaluation of quality of life with and without 18F-choline PET-CT detected simultaneous integrated boost

   time A 0.5 SD time A-time B time A-time C time A-time D significant differences
        A vs. B A vs. C A vs. D
urinary function score prostate with SIB 94
(94;100;100)
6 12
(0;9;20)
5
(0;0;7)
1
(0;0;7)
+ + -
  prostate only 89
(87;100;100)
9 9
(0;3;18)
3
(-3;0;8)
2
(0;0;8)
+ - -
urinary bother score prostate with SIB 82
(75;86;96)
8 17
(0;18;32)
2
(-10;0;11)
0
(-10;0;6)
+ - -
  prostate only 79
(63;86;98)
10 20
(2;14;37)
6
(-4;4;20)
0
(-7;0;13)
+ - -
bowel function score prostate with SIB 92
(89;96;100)
5 10
(0;11;19)
3
(-3;0;7)
1
(-4;0;4)
+ - -
  prostate only 90
(89;96;100)
6 14
(1;14;24)
3
(-4;4;9)
-1
(-6;0;7)
+ - -
bowel bother score prostate with SIB 92
(89;100;100)
6 12
(0;14;21)
4
(0;0;10)
2
(0;0;4)
+ - -
  prostate only 89
(79;100;100)
9 13
(1;9;24)
4
(-5;0;11)
-3
(-11;0;4)
+ - -
sexual function score prostate with SIB 35
(15;37;51)
12 7
(0;3;15)
7
(0;7;17)
5
(-3;5;18)
+ + -
  prostate only 34
(11;30;54)
12 6
(0;9;14)
4
(-3;5;12)
11
(0;7;23)
- - +
sexual bother score prostate with SIB 51
(25;31;94)
18 7
(-2;3;20)
6
(0;6;19)
14
(0;0;28)
- - +
  prostate only 57
(20;44;100)
19 4
(0;0;19)
-6
(-11;0;17)
8
(0;9;27)
- - -
  1. Abbreviations: SD = standard deviation of baseline value