Table 3: Differences in quality of life in those with and without lymphedema according to each measurement tool.

FACT B+4a subscales No lymphedema: medianLymphedema: medianInferential analysis of difference:
the Mann-Whitney test
value value

Analysis using Perometry data
TOIb ( = 357)9492−0.8290.407
PWBc ( = 359) 2626−0.6230.533
SWBd ( = 356)2626−0.3290.742
EWBe ( = 357) 2121−0.5360.592
FWBf ( = 359)2525−0.1510.880
BCCg ( = 357) 4342−1.640.100
ASh ( = 357)2018−2.96

Analysis using data
TOIb ( = 376)9584−6.746<
PWBc ( = 378) 2724−6.158<
SWBd ( = 376)2724.5−3.426
EWBe ( = 376) 2120−2.845
FWB f ( = 378)2522.5−4.370<
BCCg ( = 376) 4436−7.449<
ASh ( = 376)2015−9.774<

Analysis using data
TOIb ( = 453)9484.5−6.445<
PWBc ( = 459) 2624−5.004<
SWBd ( = 454)2626−1.2340.217
EWBe ( = 456) 2120−1.5100.131
FWB f ( = 459)2522.5−3.382
BCCg ( = 453) 4437−7.698<
ASh ( = 453)2015−10.279<

aFACT B+4: Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Cancer subscale.
bTOI: Trial Outcome Index.
cPWB: physical well-being.
dSWB: social well-being.
eEWB: emotional well-being.
fFWB: functional well-being.
gBCC: breast cancer specific concerns.
hAS: arm-specific subscale.
iMST: Morbidity Screening Tool.
jLBCQ: Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Questionnaire.
value is statistically significant.