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Table 2 Patient rated outcomes compared with mixed cancer and Australian population norms

From: Characteristics and quality of life of patients presenting to cancer support centres: patient rated outcomes and use of complementary therapies

  Snapshot study Means of other cancer pop. AUS. ABS. general population
  n Mean ± SD n Test value t p Test value t p
Physical component score 95 40.90 ±10.60 1183 45.15 −3.91 <0.001** 49.70 −8.09 <0.001**
  Physical functioning 95 60.67 ±24.96 1183 77.27 −6.48 <0.001** 82.5 −8.53 <0.001**
  Role physical 95 45.42 ±28.15 1183 45.42 -.001 .999 79.8 −11.90 <0.001**
  Vitality 95 43.22 ±21.76 1183 55.53 −5.51 <0.001** 64.5 −9.53 <0.001**
  General health 95 42.68 ±12.04 1183 61.38 −2.28 0.025* 71.6 −6.22 <0.001**
Mental component score 95 42.00 ±12.48 1183 49.94 −6.20 <0.001** 50.10 −6.38 <0.001**
  Bodily pain 95 60.94 ±28.05 1183 65.99 −1.75 0.82 76.8 −5.51 <0.001**
  Social functioning 95 57.10 ±28.63 1183 76.08 −6.46 <0.001** 84.9 −9.46 <0.001**
  Role emotional 95 61.05 ±28.77 1183 70.58 −3.23 0.002* 82.8 −7.37 <0.001**
  Mental health 95 66.26 ±21.28 1183 73.04 −3.10 0.003* 75.9 −4.41 <0.001**
Muscle joint Measure 91 1.19 ±0.85 317 0.94 2.78 0.007*    
  Cramps 91 0.97 ±0.91 317 0.93 .472 .638    
  Weakness 91 1.27 ±1.09 317 0.81 3.98 <0.001**    
  Myalgias 91 1.25 ±1.17 317 1.10 1.21 .229    
  Arthralgias 91 1.27 ±1.18 317 0.98 2.36 .020*    
  1. Results are mean ± SD (n = 95).* p < .05, **p < .001 2-tailed.