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Table 5 Mean scores of the Arabic version of FACTB + 4 for participants with BCRL and breast cancer without lymphedema

From: Psychometric performance of the Arabic versions of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast plus Arm morbidity (FACT-B + 4) in patients with breast cancer related lymphedema: cross-sectional study

Subscales Mean (SD) MD (95%CI) P values
BCRL (n = 34) BC without lymphedema (n = 34)
PWB (7; 0–28) 19.70 ± 6.68 19.91 ± 5.75 − .20 (− 3.22 to 2.810 0.89*
SWB (7; 0–28) 23.25 ± 5.38 26.25 ± 2.84ǂǂ − .20 (− 3.22 to 2.81) 0.006
EWB (6; 0–24) 21.05 ± 2.90 21.91 ± 2.86* .14 (− 1.25 to 1.55) 0.83*
FWB (7; 0–28) 23.38 ± 3.75 23.94 ± 3.69* − .55 (− 2.26 to 1.15) 0.51*
BC 10 (10; 0–40) 24.35 ± 6.61 29.44 ± 5.16ǂǂ − 5.08 (− 7.96 to − 2.20) 0.001
ARM (5; 0–20) 10.85 ± 5.39 17.35 ± 4.01ǂǂ − 6.88 (− 9.2 to − 4.54) 0.001
FACT-B TOI (24; 0–96) 67.44 ± 13.23 73.29 ± 10.58ǂ − 5.85 (− 11.65 to .05) 0.04
FACT-G (27; 0–108) 87.40 ± 14.17 91.01 ± 9.41* − 3.60 (− 9.43 to 2.21) 0.22*
FACT-B (37; 0–148) 111.75 ± 19.09 120.45 ± 12.55ǂ − 8.69 (− 16.52 to − .87) 0.03ǂ
FACT-B + 4 (41; 0–164) 122.23 ± 23.02 137.80 ± 13.83ǂǂ − 15.57 (− 24.77 to − 6.38) 0.001
  1. PWB physical well-being, SWB social/family well-being, EEWB emotional well-being, FWB functional well-being, FACT-B TOI = (PWB + FWB + BCS), FACT-B + 4 = PWB + SWB + EWB + FWB + BCS + ARM, FACT-B + 4 Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast plus Arm morbidity
  2. *Non-significant P values (P > 0.05) for Mann–Whitney U test
  3. ǂSignificant P values (P < 0.05) for Mann–Whitney U test
  4. ǂ ǂSignificant P values (P < 0.01) for Mann–Whitney U test