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Table 5 Effects of RT on fatigue (EORTC QLQ-FA 13)

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
Physical fatigue
baseline (t0) 30 55.00 32.06
3 months (t2) 24 51.39 31.63
Treatment effect (t0-t2) after 3 months p = 0.534
Effect size (t0-t2) after 3 months = 0.04
Emotional fatigue
baseline (t0) 30 36.94 30.14
3 months (t2) 24 29.17 30.00
Treatment effect (t0-t2) after 3 months p = 0.616
Effect size (t0-t2) after 3 months = 0.12
Cognitive fatigue
baseline (t0) 30 21.48 25.59
3 months (t2) 24 20.83 24.37
Treatment effect (t0-t2) after 3 months p = 0.304
Effect size (t0-t2) after 3 months = 0.23
Interference with daily life
baseline (t0) 30 50.19 31.70
3 months (t2) 24 48.47 30.21
Treatment effect (t0-t2) after 3 months p = 0.563
Effect size (t0-t2) after 3 months = 0.10
Social sequelae
baseline (t0) 30 54.19 51.50
3 months (t2) 24 52.48 50.21
Treatment effect (t0-t2) after 3 months p = 0.583
Effect size (t0-t2) after 3 months = 0.11