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Table 6 Comparison of parents’ education/work tasks and HRQOL in Argentina and Sweden

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

  Argentina mean (sd) Sweden mean (sd) p-value
Children whose parents’ have:
  Cancer module
Post-secondary education (F) 67.8 (4.7) 78.3 (11.8) 0.031
  Multidimensional fatigue module
No post-secondary education (M) 76.2 (13.6) 61.4 (11.8) 0.022
Unemployed parent (F) 75.4 (18.8) 54.0 (21.0) 0.046
Parents who have:
  Multidimensional fatigue module
No post-secondary education (M) 71.6 (15.6) 60.3 (17.4) 0.042
Unemployed parent (F) 75.7 (16.5) 53.5 (9.2) 0.013
Unemployed parent (M) 83.3 (14.7) 56.1 (12.6) 0.031
  Generic Core Scale
Unemployed parent (M) 76.9 (17.5) 50.3 (12.5) 0.032
  1. Note: Scores range from 0 to 100; higher scores represent a better HRQOL
  2. F female, M male