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Table 4 Comparisons of the overall quality of life and the Chinese version of EORQLQ-LCl3

From: Treating cancerous large airway stenosis with staging radioactive particle implantation guided by computed tomography and fiber bronchoscopy: a clinical study

Groups Patients (n) EORQLQ-LCl3 Physiological functions Clinicians and disease Emotions and social and family situations Overall quality of life
Treatment       
 Before treatment 57 21.18 ± 2.63 15.41 ± 2.28 19.15 ± 2.39 24.13 ± 3.91 98.87 ± 5.37
 After treatment 57 25.39 ± 3.76* 17.89 ± 3.01* 25.64 ± 3.12* 39.26 ± 3.42* 125.38 ± 6.37*
Controls       
 Before treatment 45 20.67 ± 2.97 15.68 ± 2.37 19.86 ± 2.54 23.42 ± 3.87 98.18 ± 6.89
 After treatment 45 14.32 ± 3.96 11.29 ± 2.57 13.41 ± 2.32 20.12 ± 2.87 87.13 ± 4.52
  1. *P < 0.05 vs. before treatment