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Table 2 Preselected QoL variables between TARGIT-A patients allocated to IORT versus EBRT

From: Radiation-related quality of life parameters after targeted intraoperative radiotherapy versus whole breast radiotherapy in patients with breast cancer: results from the randomized phase III trial TARGIT-A

  Allocated to IORT Allocated to EBRT  
Variable Na Mean SD Na Mean SD P
Global health statusb 46 61.6 21.7 40 54.8 19.9 0.183
Restrictions in daily activitiesb 46 72.8 32.3 41 61.8 29.2 0.055
General painc 46 29.3 32.8 42 42.5 33.0 0.048
Breast symptomsc 45 17.0 20.8 42 18.1 20.2 0.629
Arm symptomsc 45 24.4 26.7 40 31.1 27.9 0.279
  1. a Number of valid assessments.
  2. b Higher scores are equal to good functioning/good quality of life.
  3. c Higher scores are equal to severe symptoms/worse quality of life.