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Table 4 Pre-treatment Quality of Life (QOL) scores

From: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for clinically localized prostate cancer: the Georgetown University experience

Baseline SF-12 Score Pretreatment Score  
 PCS*(n = 96) 48.9 (19.7-60.8) [SD = 8.56]
 MCS*(n = 96) 54.5 (26.2-63.9) [SD = 6.88]
Baseline AUA Score % Patients (n = 100)  
 0-7 (mild) 46  
 8-19 (moderate) 47  
 ≥ 20 (severe) 7  
Baseline SHIM Score % Patients (n = 98)  
 < 8 (Severe ED) 37  
 8-11 (Moderate ED) 2  
 12-16 (Mild-Moderate ED) 16  
 17-21 (Mild ED) 27  
 22-25 (no ED) 18  
  1. * Norm-based scoring for SF-12 with population mean = 50 and SD = 10.
  2. Abbreviations: SF-12, Short-form-12; PCS, physical component score; MCS, mental component score; SD, standard deviation; AUA, American urological association; SHIM, sexual health inventory for men; ED, erectile dysfunction.