Table 3.

Global self-scored health-related quality of life in all cancer patients determined by SF-36 and HAD scale (as described in Materials and Methods)

Cancer patientsNormative value (65-74 years old)
SF-36
    Physical functioning62 ± 3*70.9-74.2
    Bodily pain57 ± 4*67.4-71.0
    General health43 ± 3*64.4-67.6
    Vitality43 ± 3*67.4-70.7
    Social functioning62 ± 4*85.0-88
    Role of emotional functioning53 ± 7*74.9-79.8
    Mental health65 ± 3*79.9-82.7
    Role of physical functioning16 ± 5*62.5-68
    Physical component scale35 ± 1*
    Mental component scale42 ± 2*
HAD scale
    Anxiety7.5 ± 10-7
    Depression7.2 ± 10-7
  • NOTE: Patients are n = 53. Subscale scores were measured on occasions when physical and sleep activities were registered. Patients' ages were 68 ± 11 (range, 44-89 years; mean ± SD).

  • * Significantly outside the 99% confidence limit for normative values.

  • A score of 8 to 10 is conditionally bad; 11 to 21 is bad.