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Table 10 Quality of Life (QOL) mean Scores

From: The impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) status on functional outcomes and quality of life (QOL) after surgical treatment of oropharyngeal carcinoma with free-flap reconstruction

  Pre-Op Mean score (SD) 6 months Mean score (SD) 12 months Mean score (SD) Δ P- Value
pain 24 (23) 22 (17.6) 16 (17.3) −8 0.02
swallowing 16 (23) 31 (22.6) 26 (22.2) 10 < 0.01
senses 14 (21.2) 26 (20.7) 21 (23.2) 7 < 0.01
speech 15 (18.3) 23 (18.7) 22 (19.4) 7 0.03
social eating 16 (25) 28 (22.3) 32 (24.3) 16 < 0.01
social contact 5 (12.4) 12 (18) 11 (17.6) 6 0.004
sexuality 16 (28) 23 (28.1) 18 (27.7) 2 0.02
teeth 10 (22) 14 (21.1) 24 (32) 14 0.07
mouth open 20 (33) 39 (33) 42 (36.1) 22 < 0.01
coughing 30 (24.1) 40 (28) 34 (23.7) 4 0.03
felt ill 12 (21.3) 15 (24) 5 (15.5) −7 0.002