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Table 2 Baseline quality of life scores stratified by prior treatment history

From: Longitudinal health-related quality of life assessment: implications for prognosis in ovarian cancer

Baseline variable Newly diagnosed Previously treated P
(N = 28) (N = 109)
Mean (standard deviation) Mean (standard deviation)
General quality of life    
Global 58.9 (29.7) 60.0 (22.7) 0.83
General function    
Physical 76.1 (22.2) 76.8 (23.0) 0.89
Role 61.9 (32.9) 68.1 (31.1) 0.34
Emotional 68.4 (26.8) 70.6 (23.0) 0.66
Cognitive 79.1 (25.9) 78.1 (22.1) 0.83
Social 63.6 (33.9) 67.2 (32.7) 0.60
General symptom    
Fatigue 42.8 (30.7) 39.3 (27.8) 0.56
Nausea/vomiting 11.3 (23.5) 13.6 (22.2) 0.63
Pain 25.0 (29.2) 29.3 (28.4) 0.47
Dyspnea 17.8 (26.4) 22.3 (28.3) 0.45
Insomnia 33.3 (31.4) 39.7 (34.6) 0.37
Appetite loss 28.5 (41.2) 18.6 (25.0) 0.10
Constipation 15.4 (26.4) 23.8 (29.4) 0.17
Diarrhea 11.9 (24.3) 15.9 (24.6) 0.44
Financial 29.7 (34.3) 34.5 (32.3) 0.49