Table 1

Means and Standard Deviations for QOL Indicators of Patients with Prostate Cancer Receiving IMRT + HDR or IMRT + seed implantation

Treatment groups

HDR

seed implantation

Scale Sum

Scale Mean

Scale Sum

Scale Mean

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)


Measure

Stress

15.2 (9.3)

1.04 (.65)

15.4 (8.7)

1.20 (.72)

Mood

2.82 (5.0)

.42 (.63)

3.4 (5.8)

.48 (.78)

Anxiety

2.7 (5.3)

0.26 (.56)

2.6 (4.6)

0.30 (.54)

PFC

25.8 (12.5)

0.10 (.51)

24.7 (13.7)

1.06 (.56)

EFC

13.2 (8.7)

0.70 (.48)

14.3 (8.2)

0.79 (.45)

Positive attitude

52.5 (14.2)

3.63 (1.09)

49.8 (13.7)

3.51 (.98)

Stress Reduction

16.1 (6.7)

2.63 (.94)

15.7 (7.1)

2.82 (1.02)

Making decisions

10.0 (3.7)

3.23 (1.27)

9.6 (4.0)

3.20 (1.5)

Urinary symptoms

6.9 (.77)

1.67 (2.0)

5.8 (.40)

1.37 (3.1)

Bowel symptoms

4.0 (.56)

1.29 (1.3)

3.8 (.39)

1.25 (1.9)

Sexual symptoms

6.2 (.91)

2.03 (2.6)

6.8 (1.0)

2.12 (2.9)

Physical function

24.8 (5.8)

26.3 (3.4)

Role-physical

7.0 (1.5)

6.7 (1.6)

Role-emotional

5.5 (1.0)

5.4 (1.0)

Bodily pain

10.2 (2.3)

10.0 (2.0)

Vitality

16.8 (4.3)

16.3 (4.8)

Social function

9.0 (1.7)

8.8 (1.5)

Mental health

25.5 (3.9)

24.3 (4.6)

General health

20.1 (3.4)

19.1 (3.4)


PFC = Problem-focused coping; EFC = Emotion-focused coping

Lev et al. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:28   doi:10.1186/1477-7525-2-28

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