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Table 3 EORTC QLQ-C30 functional scores by socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of gynaecological cancer patients at TASH Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (n = 140)

From: Health related quality of life of gynaecologic cancer patients attending at Tikur Anbesa Specialized Hospital (TASH), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Variables GHS Physical function Emotional function Role function Social function Cognitive function
Stage of the diseases Stage 1 54.86(±26.46 82.78(18.52 62.50(±30.26) 66.67(±34.82 48.61(±35.15 93.06(±16.60)
Stage 2 44.90(±20.04) 67.35(±19.59) 59.86(±28.29) 54.42(±34.66) 45.92(±33.34) 90.82(±13.64)
Stage 3 and 4 34.39(±24.32) 56.96(±24.44) 48.79(±31.07) 38.79(±34.99) 33.03(±29.48) 84.24(±21.85)
P-value 0.005* 0.002* 0.149 0.032* 0.065 <0.001*
Address Addis Ababa 45.09(26.47) 67.35(22.21) 58.76(±29.7) 53.42(±32.03) 51.71(±34.5) 88.89(15.45)
Out of Addis Ababa 39.36(23.42) 64.42(22.79) 54.21(30.59) 48.85(36.31) 38.61(30.45) 87.95(19.59)
P value 0.231 0.49 0.43 0.49 0.03* 0.79
Marital status Currently on marriage 39.41 ± (24.76) 62.16(±22.51) 50.45(±32.81) 46.85(±36.04) 41.67(±32.55) 85.81(±20.21)
Currently not on marriage 42.68(±23.95) 68.69(±22.34) 61.11(±26.3) 53.79(±33.94) 42.93(±31.77) 90.91(± 16.06)
P value 0.431 0.088 0.037* 0.244 0.817 0.104
Educational status Never go to school 36.55(±23.52 61.53(±23.51) 52.17(±29.2) 43.40(±34.92) 35.42(±30.6) 86.46(19.84)
Primary 48.26(±22.92) 74.44(±15.44) 63.54(±31.) 65.28(±31.82) 56.25(±33.27) 93.06(±13.83)
Secondary 54.55(±19.49) 70.91(±21.35) 62.88(±29.7) 60.61(±30.07) 54.55(30.81) 93.94(±11.24)
12+ 51.85(±31.12) 73.33(±22.61) 60.19(±31.39) 68.52(±33.79) 62.96(±23.24) 87.04(±20.03)
P value 0.013* 0.036* 0.296 0.008* 0.002* 0.310
Payment type Free 40.77(±27.55) 60.00(±24.39) 47.52(±33.90) 38.74(±38.90) 38.29(±37.03) 85.14(±18.75)
paying 41.02(±23.24) 67.12(±21.72) 58.33(±28.56) 54.21(±32.90) 43.69(±30.17) 89.32(±18.36)
P value 0.957 0.100 0.063 0.021* 0.382 0.239
Care givers relation suppose 43.00(±24.62) 71.73(±20.93) 53.00(±33.15) 59.33(±34.05) 48.00(±30.18) 93.33(±12.73)
parents 55.56(±27.0) 68.89(±26.04) 60.19(±20.32) 57.41(±36.4) 53.70(±30.93) 94.44(±11.79)
children 38.98(±23.39) 62.78(±22.01) 54.86(±31.13) 46.18(±34.67) 38.02(±32.3) 86.63(±20.03)
sibling 41.67(±29.13) 69.33(±27.97) 63.33(±23.64) 58.33(±39.48) 58.33(±29.66) 85.00(±18.34)
P value 0.257 0.289 0.782 0.278 0.104 0.269
Occupation Farmer 46.86(±26.51) 72.50(±23.71) 56.77(±30.61) 54.17(±43.67) 44.79(±33.73) 90.62 (±20.16)
Self employed 45.83(±17.63) 68.33(±18.08) 52.50(±29.01) 50.83(±32.21) 47.50(±30.24) 89.17(±18.16)
House wife 37.16(±23.32) 61.23(±22.43) 54.41(±30.97) 45.98(±34.19) 36.59(±31.22) 86.59(±18.82)
Government employ 51.39(±30.33) 76.11(±19.38) 57.64(±30.87) 66.67(±29.30) 58.33(±27.98) 93.06(±16.60)
Others (retired and employed) 43.33(±36.99) 73.33(±34.32) 76.67(±23.13) 66.67(±40.83) 73.33(±34.55) 93.33(±14.91)
P value 0.191 0.082 0.592 0.268 0.024* 0.704
Cancer type Cervical, vaginal, vulval 40.10(±24.01) 63.57(±23.35) 54.09(±30.33) 47.77(±36.11) 39.44(±31.08) 87.20(±19.76)
Ovarian 38.49(±19.98) 66.67(±14.76) 53.57(±28.45) 50.79(±20.74) 42.86(±29.61) 92.06(±12.49)
Endometrial 61.90(±34.65) 87.62(±19.02) 83.33(±25.00) 85.71(±37.80) 85.71(±26.23) 92.86(±8.91)
P value 0.062 0.022* 0.043* 0.020* 0.001* 0.433
Age < 40 years 35.18(±24.35) 64.44(±22.75) 46.30(±27.30) 49.08(±31.5) 36.11(±29.29) 87.96(±155.97)
40-49 years 42.82(±24.73) 68.15(±20.48) 52.08(±30.37) 50.00(±35.41) 43.52(±30.93) 86.11(±18.04)
50-59 years 39.68(±23.91) 63.97 (±22.48) 55.16 (±28.21) 49.21(±36.97) 36.91(±32.41) 89.68 (±18.01)
60-69 years 43.33(±23.81) 61.82 (±23.45) 59.00 (±32.80) 53.33(±36.00) 45.33(±32.82) 90.00 (±19.84)
P-value 0.89 0.52 0.079 0.98 0.72 0.73
Parity 0 59.701(±17.01) 85.56(±12.94) 62.50(±13.69) 63.89(±22.15) 63(22.15) 97.22(±6.81)
1-4 45.74(±25.65) 67.80(±24.01) 61.17(±29.09) 57.44(±33.66) 51.42(±34.01) 87.58(±17.88)
5-9 36.78(±23.11) 61.33(±21.40) 48.69(±30.05) 43.81(±36.14) 35.24(±29.29) 86.91(20.24)
≥10 36.79(±23.11) 61.33(±21.40) 48.69(±30.05) 43.81(±36.14) 35.24(±29.29) 86.90(±20.24)
P -value 0.052 0.052 0.063 0.16 0.016 0.46
  1. t test (for two groups comparison) and one way ANOVA (for three and above group comparison) were employed,* significant at p-value less than 0.05