Table 5.

Quality of life and performance status

Cachectic (n = 9)Noncachectic (n = 11)P
FAACT-total88.2 (13.3)120.7 (21.7)<0.01
FAACT-physical15.8 (7.4)22.1 (5.9)0.07
FAACT-social21.7 (5.3)23.7 (3.3)0.49
FAACT-emotional14.4 (3.4)19.3 (4.4)0.01
FAACT-functional10.7 (5.2)19.5 (7.2)0.01
FAACT-additional/cachexia25.6 (7.8)36.1 (8.9)<0.01
Karnofsky performance status64.5 (20.7)75.4 (19.4)0.17
  • NOTE: Values in table expressed as mean (SD).