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Table 1 Quality of life scores for each group

From: Nutrition support in cancer patients: a brief review and suggestion for standard indications criteria

EORTC QLQ C-30 SPCe Controlf
  A1 A2 A3 A1 A2 A3
Physical functioning 54 60 82 56 54 51
Emotional functioning 62 70 78 64 64 70
Fatigue 56 58 54 58 64 72
Pain 42 40 40 46 50 58
Appetite loss 34 32 32 32 40 52
Global health status 62 66 76 60 54 52
  1. aThe questionnaire is composed of both multi-item scale and single item measures that range in score from 0 to 100.
  2. bA high scale score represents a higher response level for physical functioning and emotional functioning.
  3. cA high score for the global health status represents high QoL.
  4. dA high score for fatigue, pain, and appetite loss represents a high level of symptoms.
  5. eStatistically significant results in PCS group pre-treatment period vs. post-treatment period (p < 0.05).
  6. fStatistically significant results in PCS group vs. control group at the post-treatment period (p < 0.05) SPC – protein-caloric supplemented group.
  7. A1 : one week before radiotherapy.
  8. A2 : 30 days after the beginning of radiotherapy.
  9. A3 : 60 days after the beginning of radiotherapy.