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Table 4 EORTC QLQ-C30 symptom scores by socio-demographic characteristics of gynaecological cancer patients at TASH, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2014 (n = 140)

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

Variables Fatigue Nausea & vomiting Pain Dyspnea Insomnia Diarrhea Financial difficulties constipation Appetite loss
Address Addis Ababa 47.86 ± 29.96 7.69 ± 15.69 49.57 ± 30.71 9.40 ± 18.65 25.64 ± 31.03 1.71 ± 7.45 55.56 ± 38.49 38.46 ± 39.40 37.61 ± 39.86
Out of Addis Ababa 56.33 ± 27.77 8.42 ± 18.80 57.26 ± 29.10 5.61 ± 17.68 40.26 ± 33.77 0.99 ± 7.39 68.32 ± 29.20 46.53 ± 38.90 46.54 ± 35.30
P value 0.116 0.831 0.170 0.265 0.020* 0.607 0.036* 0.275 0.198
Marital status Currently on marriage 57.81 ± 29.99 9.46 ± 18.93 57.43 ± 30.24 7.66 ± 21.04 40.99 ± 35.99 2.25 ± 10.07 61.26 ± 34.02 45.95 ± 39.29 50.45 ± 38.72
Currently not on marriage 49.66 ± 26.38 6.82 ± 16.79 52.53 ± 28.98 5.55 ± 13.81 30.81 ± 29.99 0.00 68.69 ± 30.32 42.43 ± 39.03 36.87 ± 33.14
P value 0.092 0.386 0.330 0.492 0.073 0.071 0.177 0.596 0.028*
Educational status Never go to school 60.53 ± 27.59 7.99 ± 18.57 62.50 ± 29.42 6.94 ± 18.04 43.40 ± 33.90 0.35 ± 3.40 70.49 ± 30.15 53.47 ± 37.61 48.96 ± 36.05
Primary 41.20 ± 25.48 9.02 ± 17.71 43.06 ± 24.04 0.00 ± 0.00 20.83 ± 21.56 2.78 ± 61 55.55 ± 30.56 29.17 ± 37.19 31.94 ± 31.82
Secondary 39.39 ± 25.03 9.09 ± 15.57 33.33 ± 19.72 24.24 ± 30.15 21.21 ± 34.23 6.06 ± 13.48 45.45 ± 42.88 15.15 ± 27.34 39.39 ± 38.93
12+ 35.80 ± 28.21 7.41 ± 16.90 35.19 ± 25.61 0.00 ± 0.00 18.52 ± 33.79 0.00 ± 0.00 51.85 ± 33.79 22.22 ± 37.27 29.63 ± 42.31
P value 0.001* 0.991 <0.001* 0.001* 0.002* 0.059 0.015* <0.001* 0.116
Payment type Free 59.46 ± 31.67 4.06 ± 9.94 62.61 ± 32.25 3.60 ± 10.49 38.74 ± 35.59 0.90 ± 5.48 73.87 ± 34.37 57.66 ± 41.31 58.60 ± 36.35
paying 51.99 ± 27.23 9.71 ± 19.87 52.43 ± 28.33 7.77 ± 19.91 35.28 ± 32.95 1.29 ± 7.98 61.49 ± 31.23 39.48 ± 37.27 38.83 ± 35.58
P value 0.173 0.100 0.073 0.228 0.592 0.782 0.046* 0.015* 0.005*
  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