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Table 3 Results from the EORTC QLQ-C30 for subgroups of HNCP (Gender/Age).

From: Geriatric oncology: comparing health related quality of life in head and neck cancer patients

EORTC QLQ C30 Male Female
   40-60
(n = 159)
% (SD)
≥ 65
(n = 89)
% (SD)
40-60
(n = 15)
% (SD)
≥ 65
(n = 26)
% (SD)
Functional Scales Physical functioning 79 (18) 72 (25) 83 (19) 68 (23)
  Role functioning 82 (26) 79 (30) 78 (30) 79 (26)
  Cognitive functioning 85 (22) 79 (23) 79 (28) 78 (24)
  Emotional functioning 78 (21) 75 (26) 62 (32) 69 (23)
  Social functioning 85 (23) 85 (21) 82 (32) 85 (22)
Single Items Dyspnoea 17(28) 22 (29) 9 (27) 10 (18)
  Insomnia 25 (30) 31 (37) 29 (33) 20 (27)
  Appetite loss 18 (29) 22 (33) 24 (37) 21 (31)
  Constipation 10 (24) 21 (32) 13 (28) 14 (25)
  Diarrhoea 6 (15) 9 (24) 0 3 (13)
  Financial Difficulties 29 (35) 14 (25) 22 (35) 14 (21)
Symptoms Scales Fatigue 27 (24) 29 (24) 27 (28) 26 (21)
  Nausea and vomiting 6 (14) 4 (10) 17 (28) 5 (12)
  Pain 25 (28) 25 (30) 26 (26) 23 (23)
Global Health Status/QoL 59 (26) 59 (22) 59 (25) 54 (23)