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Table 4 PedsQL™, children’s and parents’/proxy- self-reports within Argentina

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

Characteristics PedsQL (children’s score) PedsQL (parents’ score)
  Generic mean (sd) p-value Cancer mean (sd) p-value Fatigue mean (sd) p-value Generic mean (sd) p-value Cancer mean (sd) p-value Fatigue mean (sd) p-value
Gender distribution
 Female 68.8(11.0) 0.73 69.6(12.1) 0.17 77.1(14.2) 0.98 55.5(16.6) 0.09 68.6(12.2) 0.58 72.8(22.4) 0.57
 Male 66.0(13.3)   70.4(11.2)   75.5(13.8)   66.9(16.4)   66.6(14.2)   77.9(17.7)  
Age groups
 2 to 4 years        69.6(21.7)   67.9(13.6)   77.3(26.5)  
 5 to 12 years 70.9(11.3) 0.13 66.8(12.2) 0.34 77.9(14.4) 0.68 58.1(15.4) 0.52 66.9(13.6) 0.99 78.6(19.1) 0.40
 13 to 18 years 63.5(12.6)   73.1(9.9)   74.4(13.3)   60.7(12.6)   67.3(14.1)   72.4(10.7)  
Diagnostic groups
 Leukaemia 68.4(12.3) 0.63 73.2(8.7) 0.11 77.0(13.5) 0.36 63.8(16.8) 0.68 69.3(13.9) 0.37 77.1(18.9) 0.08
 Solid tumours 66.7(15.3)   70.6(7.7)   79.1(15.1)   63.1(22.6)   62.3(9.3)   83.1(7.0)  
 CNS tumours 59.8(1.5)   50.5(17.7)   63.2(6.2)   54.7(10.4)   63.7(16.6)   54.6(16.1)  
Treatment modality
 Chemotherapy 70.4(12.4) 0.09 73.8(8.3) 0.01 80.7(11.4) 0.01 65.8(17.1) 0.04 69.0(13.1) 0.12 79.2(18.5) 0.02
 Combined therapy 58.7(7.8)   59.6(12.7)   63.2(11.3)   47.4(4.2)   59.3(12.4)   59.7(15.7)  
  1. Note: Scores range from 0 to 100; higher scores represent a better HRQOL. Statistics are tests for within group differences and significant differences are highlighted in bold type. sd standard deviation