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Table 2 Breast cancer patients’ functioning and global quality of life scores as measured by the EORTC QLQ-C30* (n = 60, 30 in each group)

From: The effects of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as supplementation on quality of life (QOL) among breast cancer patients

Functioning 1st Chemotherapy cycle mean score (SD) 3rd Chemotherapy cycle mean score (SD) 4th Chemotherapy cycle mean score (SD) 5th Chemotherapy cycle mean score (SD) 6th Chemotherapy cycle mean score (SD)
  Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control
Physical 69.69 73.57 68.72 68.72 70.53 75.18 78.12 74.48 83.00 75.18
(18.42) (27.11) (16.39) (18.81) (16.23) (15.00) (12.40) (19.28) (12.17) (15.93)
Role 58.05 67.35 60.77 59.19 60.76 67.25 69.21 64.96 77.98** 62.09**
(25.06) (35.99) (22.19) (30.41) (21.35) (20.16) (17.54) (19.07) (19.42) (22.67)
Emotional 60.77 60.77 62.93 64.36 66.09 66.12 71.23 65.81 76.09** 62.30**
(20.35) (29.78) (14.87) (26.72) (15.53) (21.12) (15.52) (19.59) (14.86) (20.92)
Cognitive 61.84 72.99 72.31 73.56 69.35 70.69 73.11 65.52 80.65** 64.37**
(25.12) (24.96) (18.64) (19.68) (19.28) (25.06) (13.38) (23.12) (15.56) (26.62)
Social 66.67 67.44 66.16 67.41 69.37 68.76 73.16 63.04 77.43 63.03
(27.90) (31.03) (22.93) (28.70) (23.21) (20.48) (19.99) (21.68) (20.43) (24.90)
Global 51.60** 65.79** 55.64** 71.54** 61.84 63.50 74.21 67.53 72.03** 60.34**
(13.86) (18.95) (17.40) (16.88) (15.19) (18.29) (54.86) (13.96) (12.82) (20.36)
  1. *A higher value indicates a higher level of functioning and quality of life: min: 0, max: 100.
  2. **Significant difference between intervention and control groups, P <0.01;
  3. Independent t- test.