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Table 4 Effects of RT on quality of life (EORTC QLQ-BM 22)

From: Quality of life, fatigue and local response of patients with unstable spinal bone metastases under radiation therapy - a prospective trial

Symptom scales n mean SD
Painful sites
baseline (t0) 30 42.00 26.27
3 months (t2) 24 36.67 24.48
Treatment effect (t0-t2) after 3 months p = 0.346
Effect size (t0-t2) after 3 months = 0.21
Pain characteristics
baseline (t0) 30 47.04 33.10
3 months (t2) 24 39.35 34.67
Treatment effect (t0-t2) after 3 months p = 0.172
Effect size (t0-t2) after 3 months = 0.33
Functional interference
baseline (t0) 30 53.06 28.17
3 months (t2) 24 46.18 28.55
Treatment effect (t0-t2) after 3 months p = 0.186
Effect size (t0-t2) after 3 months = 0.26
Psychosocial aspects
baseline (t0) 30 60.19 21.50
3 months (t2) 24 56.48 21.2
Treatment effect (t0-t2) after 3 months p = 0.082
Effect size (t0-t2) after 3 months = 0.34