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Table 6 Quality of life

From: Results of a randomized controlled trial of level IIb preserving neck dissection in clinically node-negative squamous carcinoma of the oral cavity

  Preop (mean ± SD) 1 month (mean ± SD) 3 months (mean ± SD) 6 months (mean ± SD) 12 months (mean ± SD)
IIb sparing Full dissec p* value IIb sparing Full dissec p* value IIb sparing Full dissec p* value IIb sparing Full dissec p* value IIb sparing Full dissec p* value
GP (general physical) 18.92 ± 2.27 18.70 ± 4.50 0.878 19.08 ± 4.64 17.70 ± 3.71 0.360 21.20 ± 4.75 18.42 ± 5.65 0.196 26.50 ± 1.19 22.50 ± 4.87 0.034 26.75 ± 1.89 24.30 ± 4.47 0.320
GS (general social/family) 20.00 ± 5.84 20.25 ± 4.33 0.891 21.67 ± 5.19 21.05 ± 3.25 0.681 21.90 ± 4.45 22.21 ± 3.13 0.828 24.0 ± 2.72 23.38 ± 2.55 0.586 24.75 ± 2.50 24.0 ± 2.62 0.634
GE (general emotional) 7.67 ± 5.78 11.40 ± 4.97 0.063 14.58 ± 5.97 14.50 ± 5.19 0.967 17.40 ± 5.46 15.63 ± 5.25 0.403 22.62 ± 1.06 18.62 ± 5.72 0.066 23.0 ± 0.816 20.10 ± 5.80 0.350
GF (general functional) 9.33 ± 6.31 12.1 ± 4.48 0.158 13.33 ± 6.32 11.95 ± 5.49 0.520 17.10 ± 6.29 13.36 ± 6.51 0.150 22.12 ± 2.41 18.62 ± 4.95 0.074 24.25 ± 1.25 20.60 ± 4.59 0.152
HN (head and neck specific) 32.17 ± 4.72 35.6 ± 2.32 0.010 28.58 ± 5.05 25.60 ± 4.96 0.113 32.80 ± 7.13 27.05 ± 6.23 0.033 36.38 ± 5.09 30.44 ± 6.74 0.040 37.0 ± 5.80 30.10 ± 7.09 0.112
Total 88.08 ± 11.35 98.05 ± 15.49 0.063 97.25 ± 21.60 90.80 ± 18.06 0.371 110.40 ± 23.62 96.68 ± 22.31 0.135 131.62 ± 10.46 113.56 ± 20.71 0.031 135.75 ± 10.81 119.10 ± 22.82 0.195
  1. *p value by ANOVA test
  2. Data in bold are significant P values