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Table 2 PedsQL™, children’s self-reports: comparison between Argentina and Sweden

From: Health-related quality of life, culture and communication: a comparative study in children with cancer in Argentina and Sweden

  Generic Core Scale p-value Cancer Module p-value Multidimensional Fatigue Module p-value
Argentina mean (sd) Sweden mean (sd) Argentina mean (sd) Sweden mean (sd) Argentina mean (sd) Sweden mean (sd)
Gender
 Female 68.8(11.0) 65.3(19.3) 0.58 69.6(12.1) 74.7(15.6) 0.30 77.1(14.2) 63.8(15.4) 0.07
 Male 66.0(13.3) 62.2(12.3) 0.96 70.4(11.2) 67.9(22.6) 0.06 75.5(13.8) 56.7(16.8) 0.01
Age groups
 5 to 12 years 70.9(11.3) 78.3(11.9) 0.20 66.8(12.2) 85.5(5.9) p < 0.0001 77.9(14.4) 69.8(11.5) 0.17
 13 to 18 years 63.5(12.6) 47.6(15.9) 0.02 73.1(9.9) 56.0(18.1) 0.08 74.4(13.3) 50.0(14.1) 0.002
Diagnostic groups
 Leukaemia 68.4(12.3) 70.4(20.8) 0.05 73.2(8.7) 80.6(22.1) 0.06 77.0(13.5) 65.7(16.7) 0.17
 Solid tumours 66.7(15.3) 56.4(18.2) 0.36 70.6(7.7) 64.3(19.6) 0.79 79.1(15.1) 51.9(12.0) 0.009
 CNS tumours 59.8(1.5) 75.5(25.8) 0.80 50.5(17.7) 77.4(5.9) 0.20 63.2(6.2) 78.3(5.8) 0.10
Treatment modality
 Chemotherapy 70.0(12.4) 60.8(21.5) 0.24 73.8(8.3) 70.8(24.3) 0.70 80.7(11.4) 57.3(18.6) 0.003
 Combined therapy 58.7(7.8) 67.2(20.4) 0.58 59.6(12.7) 72.4(14.8) 0.06 63.2(11.3) 64.0(12.7) 0.92
  1. Note: Scores range from 0 to 100; higher scores represent a better HRQOL. Significant differences are highlighted in bold type
  2. sd standard deviation