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Table 5 Pearson correlations between measures of physical functioning through patient rated outcomes and musculoskeletal symptoms (n = 95)

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

  Muscle joint measure total scores and subscales
  Cramps Arthralgias Myalgias Weakness Total score
SF-36:      
  General health -.159 -.305** -.282** -.393** -.318**
  Bodily pain -.258* -.517** -.448** -.359** -.451**
  Role physical -.179 -.357** -.467** -.444** -.422**
  Physical functioning -.232* -.513** -.445** -.455** -.490**
  Vitality -.044 -.194 -.250** -.344** -.273**
  Physical component Score -.235* -.511** -.488** -.463** -.501**
  Mental component score -.080 -.118 -.158 -.241* -.192
Schwartz cancer fatigue scale .246* .054 .024 .091 .121
FACT-G: -.205 -.341** -.410** -.405** -.440**
  Physical wellbeing -.324** -.398** -.518** -.548** -.574**
  Functional  wellbeing -.124 -.229* -.319** -.318** -.321**
  Social wellbeing -.092 -.079 -.173 -.121 -.149
  Emotional  wellbeing -.026 -.292** -.137 -.148 -.200
  1. *p < .005, **p < .001 2-tailed.