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Table 3 Baseline responses to EORTC QLQ-C30

From: Patient reported outcomes of symptoms and quality of life among cancer patients treated with palliative pelvic radiation: a pilot study

     Not
at all
(n)
A
little
(n)
Quite
a bit
(n)
Very
much
(n)
1. Do you have any trouble doing strenuous activities like
carrying a heavy shopping bag or a suitcase?
6 8 5 2
2. Do you have any trouble taking a long walk? 7 4 5 5
3. Do you have any trouble taking a short walk? 14 3 2 2
4. Do you need to stay in bed or a chair during the day? 5 6 7 3
5. Do you need help with eating, dressing, washing yourself
or using the toilet?
21 0 0 0
During the past week:     
6. Were you limited in doing either your work or other daily
activities?
4 9 4 4
7. Were you limited in pursuing your hobbies or other
leisure time activities?
5 6 4 5
8. Were you short of breath? 14 1 6 0
9. Have you had pain? 6 5 8 2
10. Did you need to rest? 1 9 8 3
11. Have you had trouble sleeping? 11 5 3 2
12. Have you felt weak? 5 8 5 3
13. Have you lacked appetite? 10 6 3 2
14. Have you felt nauseated? 15 4 2 0
15. Have you vomited? 17 3 0 0
16. Have you been constipated? 8 8 2 3
17. Have you had diarrhea? 14 4 2 1
18. Were you tired? 3 9 6 3
19. Did pain interfere with your daily activities? 7 5 5 4
20. Have you had difficulty in concentrating on things, like
reading a newspaper or watching television?
18 2 1 0
21. Did you feel tense? 14 5 1 1
22. Did you worry? 11 8 1 1
23. Did you feel irritable? 13 5 3 0
24. Did you feel depressed? 11 7 2 0
25. Have you had difficulty remembering things? 13 5 3 0
26. Has your physical condition or medical treatment
interfered with your family life?
10 4 6 1
27. Has your physical condition or medical treatment
interfered with your social activities?
6 7 6 2
28. Has your physical condition or medical treatment
caused you financial difficulties?
20 1 0 0
  Very
poor
      Excell-
ent
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
29. How would you rate your overall
health during the past week? (n)
0 1 7 5 2 4 2
30. How would you rate your overall
quality of life during the past week? (n)
0 1 4 5 4 5 2
  1. As answered at baseline by 21 of the 22 included patients. There were three single-item omissions (questions 7, 15 and 24) among these 21 responders.