Table 1

Health status of patients.

Duration of disease (months)

Symptom score (VAS) [0-100]

Life Satisfaction (BMLSS) [0-100]

Satisfaction Health situation [score 0-6]

Satisfaction Treatment efficacy [score 0-6]


Cancer

Mean

52.7

39.9

74.4

3.7

4.6

SD

58.9

25.6

17.3

1.7

1.4

Chronic pain

Mean

124.9

69.2

57.4

2.1

3.4

SD

102.5

15.2

21.3

1.4

1.4

All patients

Mean

99.1

60.2

63.1

2.6

3.8

SD

95.6

23.3

21.5

1.7

1.5


F-value

12.6

47.2

17.4

30.6

13.5

p-value

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

< 0.0001


Satisfaction scores > 50% indicate patients' satisfaction with the respective conditions, and scores < 50% their dissatisfaction.

* Results of patients with other chronic conditions (n = 10) were not depicted

B├╝ssing et al. European Journal of Medical Research 2010 15:266-273   doi:10.1186/2047-783X-15-6-266

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