Table 5

Multivariable analyses of median changes in quality of life (QL) scores, n=38. The final model

Variable Hazard ratio 95% CI p Value
Age 1.375-150 0.98 to 1.910.067
T3v T2 stage 2.700.61 to 11.880.1525-151
T4 v T2 stage13.680.92 to 204.49
T4 vT3 stage 5.070.49 to 52.92
N stage 0.320.11 to 0.920.035
M stage 1.900.08 to 47.720.697
Emotional function 0.655-152 0.52 to 0.81<0.0001
  • 5-150 Hazard ratio provides the likelihood of death at any given time for a patient aged 10 years older than another patient.

  • 5-151 Statistical significance of main effect of T stage on survival (2 degrees of freedom).

  • 5-152 Hazard ratio provides the likelihood of death at any given time for a patient with a physical function score of 10 points more than another patient.