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Table 2 Summary of FACT-G and MDASI scores

From: Psychosocial encounters correlates with higher patient-reported functional quality of life in gynecological cancer patients receiving radiotherapy

Radiation technique
  Total (N = 41) IMRT+/−brachy (N = 29) Brachy (N = 12)
  N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD)
FACT-G total and subscale scores*
Total FACT-G       
  Pre 33 80.4 (20.8) 23 81.1 (20.0) 10 78.6 (23.7)
  On 30 78.5 (22.2) 22 77.4 (23.0) 8 81.4 (21.0)
  Post 27 84.7 (17.6) 21 86.9 (17.5) 6 77.1 (17.5)
Physical well-being       
  Pre 33 21.4 (6.9) 23 21.5 (6.6) 10 21.3 (7.9)
  On 30 18.3 (8.1) 22 17.6 (8.5) 8 20.2 (6.8)
  Post 27 22.5 (5.9) 21 23.4 (5.3) 6 19.5 (7.4)
Social well-being       
  Pre 33 23.6 (4.4) 23 23.8 (4.5) 10 23.0 (4.3)
  On 30 24.4 (4.5) 22 24.1 (4.9) 8 25.3 (3.1)
  Post 27 23.2 (5.9) 21 23.3 (6.4) 6 22.8 (4.2)
Emotional well-being       
  Pre 33 17.4 (5.4) 23 17.8 (5.5) 10 16.5 (5.1)
  On 30 18.1 (5.4) 22 18.2 (5.5) 8 17.9 (5.7)
  Post 27 19.1 (3.9) 21 19.3 (3.9) 6 18.5 (4.1)
Functional well-being       
  Pre 33 18.0 (6.7) 23 18.0 (6.5) 10 17.8 (7.5)
  On 30 17.6 (7.6) 22 17.5 (7.9) 8 18.0 (7.5)
  Post 27 19.9 (7.0) 21 20.9 (7.0) 6 16.3 (6.3)
Selected MDASI core-items**
Pain       
  Pre 32 1.5 (2.7) 22 1.4 (2.7) 10 1.8 (2.6)
  On 28 1.7 (2.5) 21 2.1 (2.8) 7 0.4 (0.8)
  Post 27 1.1 (2.3) 21 0.7 (1.2) 6 2.8 (4.2)
Fatigue       
  Pre 33 2.2 (2.5) 23 1.6 (1.9) 10 3.5 (3.2)
  On 29 3.9 (2.6) 21 4.2 (2.8) 8 3.0 (2.1)
  Post 27 3.3 (3.2) 21 2.7 (2.9) 6 5.5 (3.7)
Sleep       
  Pre 33 2.5 (3.1) 23 2.3 (2.8) 10 3.0 (3.9)
  On 28 2.4 (2.8) 20 2.6 (2.9) 8 1.8 (2.8)
  Post 27 2.9 (3.3) 21 2.5 (3.0) 6 4.0 (4.4)
Upset       
  Pre 33 3.0 (3.0) 23 3.0 (2.9) 10 2.9 (3.5)
  On 28 2.1 (2.8) 20 2.3 (3.2) 8 1.8 (1.7)
  Post 27 2.7 (3.4) 21 2.4 (3.1) 6 3.5 (4.4)
Memory       
  Pre 31 1.7 (2.7) 21 1.4 (2.2) 10 2.3 (3.7)
  On 29 1.1 (1.2) 21 1.1 (1.3) 8 1.1 (1.1)
  Post 26 2.2 (2.5) 20 2.1 (2.3) 6 2.5 (3.2)
Appetite       
  Pre 33 1.3 (2.5) 23 0.9 (1.6) 10 2.2 (3.7)
  On 29 1.8 (2.2) 21 1.9 (2.3) 8 1.6 (1.9)
  Post 27 1.2 (2) 21 0.9 (1.7) 6 2.5 (2.6)
Sad       
  Pre 33 2.8 (3.5) 23 2.7 (3.5) 10 3.0 (3.7)
  On 29 2.1 (2.6) 21 2.2 (2.7) 8 1.9 (2.6)
  Post 27 2.3 (2.5) 21 2.0 (2.3) 6 3.3 (3.1)
Drowsy       
  Pre 33 1.5 (2.4) 23 0.9 (1.3) 10 2.7 (3.6)
  On 29 2.8 (2.8) 21 2.9 (2.9) 8 2.5 (2.6)
  Post 27 2.7 (3.1) 21 2.4 (2.7) 6 3.7 (4.2)
  1. *FACT-G: higher score implies higher level of HRQoL.
  2. **MDASI: lower score implies higher level HRQoL.