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Table 3 Comparison of the QOL-ACD total score and mean score for each subscale before each courses in both groups

From: Impact of pharmacist counseling on reducing instances of adverse events that can affect the quality of life of chemotherapy outpatients with breast Cancer

    Before 1st course Before 2nd course Before 3rd course The difference between 1st course
Existence of intervention n (A) P (B) P (C) P (B) - (A) P (C) - (A) P
Total score Non intervention 19 88.16 ± 13.40 0.396 84.58 ± 16.43 0.380 85.26 ± 15.17 0.569 3.58 ± 10.73 0.163 2.90 ± 7.49 0.087
Intervention 20 91.55 ± 9.69   89.60 ± 11.45   88.45 ± 10.85   1.95 ± 8.22 0.302 3.10 ± 7.53 0.100
Mean score of subscales
 Activity Non Intervention 19 4.61 ± 0.66 0.607 4.03 ± 0.96 0.351 4.21 ± 0.77 0.879 3.53 ± 5.33 0.011* 2.42 ± 4.36 0.021*
Intervention 20 4.80 ± 0.57   4.29 ± 0.76   4.26 ± 0.69   3.05 ± 3.41 0.003* 3.25 ± 3.61 0.002*
 Physical condition Non intervention 19 4.33 ± 0.69 0.857 4.03 ± 0.79 0.879 4.07 ± 0.74 0.792 1.84 ± 4.40 0.066 1.58 ± 3.15 0.086
Intervention 20 4.43 ± 0.50   4.14 ± 0.50   4.15 ± 0.49   1.75 ± 2.85 0.017* 1.70 ± 3.15 0.027*
 Psychological condition Non intervention 19 3.94 ± 0.67 0.647 3.81 ± 0.83 0.607 3.75 ± 0.87 0.647 0.63 ± 2.48 0.466 0.95 ± 2.76 0.267
Intervention 20 4.05 ± 0.64   3.92 ± 0.77   3.89 ± 0.63   0.65 ± 3.57 0.568 0.80 ± 3.29 0.362
 Social relationships Non intervention 19 2.32 ± 0.91 0.496 2.75 ± 0.73 0.057 2.68 ± 0.71 0.184 −2.16 ± 2.97 0.009* −1.84 ± 3.11 0.023*
Intervention 20 2.45 ± 0.83   3.15 ± 0.62   2.96 ± 0.69   −3.50 ± 4.50 0.003 −2.55 ± 4.42 0.025
  1. Mann-Whitney’s U-test: Comparison of both groups in each course, Wilcoxon signed-rank test: Comparison of scores within group, * P < 0.05, mean ± standard deviation