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Table 3 Results of EORTC QLQ C30 questionnaire before surgery and at present time.

From: Safety of liver resection and effect on quality of life in patients with benign hepatic disease: Single center experience

  before Surgery at present time p
  mean SD mean SD  
Global health status 0.56 0.30 0.70 0.22 0.000
Functional scales      
Physical functioning 0.83 0.22 0.85 0.17 0.16
Role functioning 0.73 0.34 0.77 0.31 0.23
Emotional functioning 0.57 0.29 0.66 0.26 0.007
Cognitive functioning 0.80 0.25 0.78 0.27 0.30
Social functioning 0.66 0.36 0.75 0.29 0.03
Symptom scales      
Fatigue 0.41 0.33 0.30 0.31 0.004
Nausea and vomiting 0.18 0.29 0.12 0.23 0.068
Pain 0.37 0.38 0.24 0.28 0.001
Dyspnoea 0.24 0.32 0.21 0.31 0.29
Insomnia 0.40 0.35 0.31 0.34 0.027
Appetite loss 0.19 0.32 0.11 0.23 0.033
Constipation 0.22 0.30 0.14 0.27 0.027
Diarrhoea 0.16 0.27 0.21 0.32 0.039
Financial difficulties 0.17 0.33 0.18 0.30 0.98
  1. p< 0.05 is considered significant and in bold.
  2. SD: Standard deviation