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Table 1 Comparative analysis of quality of life

From: Efficacy of a referral center for patient-centered care in multiple myeloma: a cohort study

Quality of life variables Interview 1 Interview 2 p* Mean difference Final mean difference p**
Mean (SEM) Mean (SEM)   (95 % CI) (95 % CI)  
Physical Functioning       
 CRMM 28.8 (2.3) 28.2 (2.5) 0.748 −0.49 (−2.73;1.74) −2.78 (−6.41;0.84) 0.13
 Other 34.1 (3.0) 35.4 (3.1) 0.338 2.29 (−0.44;5.01)   
Physical Role Functioning       
 CRMM 30.9 (1.6) 33.6 (1.5) 0.043 1.93 (−0.33;4.19) 2.89 (−0.77;6.56) 0.12
 Other 36.6 (3.1) 35.9 (3.7) 0.694 −0.97 (−3.72;1.79)   
Bodily Pain       
 CRMM 41.2 (3.2) 43.1 (3.1) 0.304 3.65 (1.47;5.83) 1.49 (−1.96;4.94) 0.40
 Other 38.3 (2.7) 40.5 (2.8) 0.035 2.16 (−0.47;4.80)   
General Health Perceptions       
 CRMM 53.7 (1.8) 50.6 (2.0) 0.158 −2.02 (−5.63;1.58) 1.91 (−4.27;8.08) 0.55
 Other 43.5 (2.7) 42.8 (2.8) 0.717 −3.93 (−8.41;0.55)   
Vitality       
 CRMM 47.1 (2.2) 47.8 (2.5) 0.734 1.32 (−1.68;4.31) −2.98 (−7.72;1.76) 0.22
 Other 44.1 (3.1) 49.9 (2.4) 0.004 4.30 (0.67;7.92)   
Social Role Functioning       
 CRMM 45.7 (2.9) 49.2 (2.8) 0.094 4.96 (2.02;7.90) 5.81 (1.04;10.57) 0.02
 Other 38.1 (2.9) 39.6 (3.0) 0.345 −0.84 (−4.43;2.74)   
Emotional Role Functioning       
 CRMM 29.6 (1.5) 33.1 (1.3) 0.042 3.39 (0.80;5.99) 2.00 (−2.13;6.13) 0.34
 Other 31.8 (3.0) 33.4 (3.4) 0.127 1.40 (−1.75;4.54)   
Mental Health       
 CRMM 42.7 (3.3) 43.8 (3.4) 0.634 0.82 (−3.27;4.90) −3.70 (−10.22;2.81) 0.27
 Other 39.0 (3.3) 45.4 (3.1) 0.038 4.52 (−0.44;9.47)   
Physical Component Summary       
 CRMM 37.9 (1.9) 37.5 (1.9) 0.729 0.03 (−1.53;1.60) 0.46 (−2.03;2.95) 0.72
 Other 39.1 (2.4) 38.4 (2.5) 0.483 −0.43 (−2.32;1.47)   
Mental Component Summary       
 CRMM 43.8 (2.6) 46.6 (2.7) 0.169 3.17 (0.12;6.22) 0.29 (−4.63;5.21) 0.91
 Other 38.7 (2.6) 43.8 (2.4) 0.006 2.88 (−0.83;6.60)   
  1. *Generalized Estimating Equations, Bonferroni’s corrected multiple comparisons
  2. **Analysis of covariance, adjusted for baseline values