Table 6

Responsiveness in terms of p-value, effect size, and reliable change index in either positive or negative direction

Group with negative change

Group with positive change

Domain

Overall F test in ANOVA p

N

Effect Size

Reliable change index

N

Effect Size

Reliable change index


Generic summary

0.02

9

0.83

2.75

29

-0.09

-0.31

Physical Pain

0.001

21

0.63

1.81

9

-0.18

-0.51

Negative Feelings

0.001

12

0.79

1.77

28

-0.29

-0.65

Positive Feelings

<0.001

12

-0.97

-2.23

27

0.36

0.84

Cognitive Problems

0.21

13

0.34

0.69

5

-0.32

-0.66

Sexual Problems

0.24

11

0.13

0.39

9

-0.38

-1.14

Social Avoidance

<0.001

9

1.07

2.98

9

-0.67

-1.85

Fatigue

0.04

15

0.36

1.00

10

-0.13

-0.36

Cancer-Specific summary

0.023

9

0.66

2.10

30

-0.06

-0.20

Financial Problems

0.048

21

0.52

1.11

15

-0.11

-0.23

Family Distress

0.21

13

0.15

0.42

5

-0.43

-1.23

Recurrence Distress

0.40

14

0.30

0.75

7

0.05

0.13

Appearance Concerns

<0.0001

6

1.43

3.46

7

-0.31

-0.74

Benefit of Cancer

0.032

5

-0.26

-0.62

8

0.66

1.55


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

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