Table 5

Retrospective correlation between measures at baseline (T0) and measures of QOL at FU01. The number in parenthesis is p-value

Baseline Measure

Generic Summary score

Cancer-Specific Summary score

FACT-B

r (p)

r (p)

r (p)


Days work/usual activity missed following diagnosis

-0.01 (0.92)

0.25 (0.01)

-0.18 (0.09)

Positive cognitive restructuring

-0.24 (0.02)

-0.13 (0.21)

0.21 (0.04)

Wishful thinking

0.14 (0.20)

0.38 (0.0001)

-0.21 (0.05)

Preparedness for cancer

0.10 (0.34)

0.38 (0.0001)

-0.17 (0.11)

Seek social support

-0.02 (0.81)

0.03 (0.80)

-0.02 (0.82)

Made changes

-0.16 (0.13)

-0.15 (0.17)

0.17 (0.10)


*The N for correlations is from 88–94.

Avis et al. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:92   doi:10.1186/1477-7525-4-92

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