Table 1

Quality of life scores for each group

EORTC QLQ C-30

SPCe

Controlf


A1

A2

A3

A1

A2

A3


Physical functioning

54

60

82

56

54

51

Emotional functioning

62

70

78

64

64

70

Fatigue

56

58

54

58

64

72

Pain

42

40

40

46

50

58

Appetite loss

34

32

32

32

40

52

Global health status

62

66

76

60

54

52


aThe questionnaire is composed of both multi-item scale and single item measures that range in score from 0 to 100.

bA high scale score represents a higher response level for physical functioning and emotional functioning.

cA high score for the global health status represents high QoL.

dA high score for fatigue, pain, and appetite loss represents a high level of symptoms.

eStatistically significant results in PCS group pre-treatment period vs. post-treatment period (p < 0.05).

fStatistically significant results in PCS group vs. control group at the post-treatment period (p < 0.05) SPC – protein-caloric supplemented group.

A1 : one week before radiotherapy.

A2 : 30 days after the beginning of radiotherapy.

A3 : 60 days after the beginning of radiotherapy.

Peltz Nutrition Journal 2002 1:1   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-1-1

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