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Table 2 Mean quality of life scores (quartiles in brackets) and differences in relation to baseline scores

From: Self-assessed bowel toxicity after external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer - predictive factors on irritative symptoms, incontinence and rectal bleeding

  time A mean diff. (A-B) time B mean diff. (A-C) time C mean diff. (A-D) time D
bowel function score 92 (89;96;100) 15 78 (68;82;93) 5 87 (79;93;96) 3 89 (86;93;100)
irritative function 89 (85;95;100) 18 72 (60;75;90) 6 85 (75;90;100) 3 87 (81;92;100)
incontinence function 97 (100;100;100) 10 88 (100;100;100) 4 93 (100;100;100) 4 93 (100;100;100)
rectal bleeding 99 (100;100;100) 4 95 (100;100;100) 2 97 (100;100;100) 3 96 (100;100;100)
bowel bother score 93 (93;100;100) 20 74 (54;82;96) 10 83 (71;93;100) 7 86 (79;96;100)
irritative bother 92 (88;100;100) 23 69 (44;75;94) 12 80 (69;94;100) 7 84 (75;94;100)
incontinence bother 97 (100;100;100) 13 86 (100;100;100) 10 88 (100;100;100) 6 91 (100;100;100)
rectal bleeding bother 99 (100;100;100) 4 95 (100;100;100) 3 96 (100;100;100) 3 95 (100;100;100)
  1. p < 0.01 for all comparisons relative to baseline scores at time A (Wilcoxon's matched pairs test for individual comparisons and Friedman test for all comparisons in a line)