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Table 3 PedsQL ™, parents’/proxy 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

Characteristiscs 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 55.5(16.6) 59.2(19.0) 0.72 68.6(12.2) 67.7(15.8) 0.88 72.8(22.4) 68.2(15.5) 0.23
 Male 66.9(16.4) 58.8(16.6) 0.18 66.6(14.2) 63.1(18.5) 0.59 77.9(17.7) 58.4(17.3) 0.002
Age groups
 2 to 4 years 69.6(21.7) 65.0(19.6) 0.51 67.9(13.6) 72.3(17.4) 0.60 77.3(26.5) 68.1(17.6) 0.14
 5 to 12 years 58.1(15.4) 62.2(17.1) 0.52 66.9(13.6) 67.9(14.0) 0.97 78.6(19.1) 70.3(12.5) 0.15
 13 to 18 years 60.6(12.6) 49.5(12.4) 0.09 67.3(14.1) 55.2(17.0) 0.18 72.4(10.7) 49.6(13.6) p < 0.0001
Diagnostic groups
 Leukaemia 63.8(16.8) 66.6(19.8) 0.69 69.3(13.9) 75.9(15.9) 0.22 73.8(14.8) 77.1(18.9) 0.33
 Solid tumours 63.1(22.6) 52.3(14.1) 0.57 62.3(9.3) 56.1(15.8) 0.46 83.1(7.0) 52.2(15.2) 0.003
 CNS tumours 54.7(10.4) 55.6(12.7) 1.00 63.7(16.6) 59.9(11.7) 0.79 54.6(16.1) 59.7(9.4) 1.00
Treatment modality
 Chemotherapy 65.8(17.1) 62.6(18.3) 0.60 69.0(13.1) 70.4(18.6) 0.53 79.3(18.5) 65.7(18.2) 0.009
 Combined therapy 47.4(4.2) 53.5(15.1) 0.23 59.3(12.4) 57.3(11.1) 0.83 59.7(15.7) 58.7(14.5) 0.76
  1. Note: Scores range from 0 to 100; higher scores represent a better HRQOL. Significant differences are highlighted in bold type. sd standard deviation