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Table 2 Scores on the EORTC BR23 Questionnaire

From: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for late radiation-induced tissue toxicity: prospectively patient-reported outcome measures in breast cancer patients

  n Pre HBOT, Severe problems Post HBOT, Severe problems Improvement Mean Pre HBOT to Post HBOT Cumulative linked mixed model (p value)
Did you have any pain in your arm or shoulder? 56 46.4 % 16.7 % 42.6 % 2.4 to1.8 1.7 (p <0.05)
Did you have a swollen arm or hand? 56 14.3 % 7.4 % 25,9 % 1.6 to 1.4 1.2 (p <0.05)
Was it difficult to raise your arm or to move it sideways? 56 44.6 % 22.2 % 42.9 % 2.4 to 1.9 2.1 (p <0.05)
Have you had any pain in the area of your affected breast? 56 66.7 % 14.5 % 63.6 % 2.8 to 2.1 2.4 (p <0.05)
Was the area of your affected breast swollen? 57 44.6 % 12.7 % 57.9 % 2.4 to 1.7 2.0 (p <0.05)
Was the area of your affected breast oversensitive? 57 54.4 % 14.5 % 54.5 % 2.7 to 2.0 1.9 (p <0.05)
Have you had skin problems on or in the area of your affected breast (e.g., itchy, dry, flaky)? 57 32.1 % 11.3 % 41.5 % 2.0 to 1.6 1.5 (p <0.05)