Journal of Cancer Epidemiology / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Double Jeopardy? Age, Race, and HRQOL in Older Adults with Cancer

Table 2

Unadjusted mean scores and standard deviations for psychosocial/HRQOL scales.

TotalBreastProstateColorectalGynecologic

Optimism*16.2 (3.8)16.2 (3.7)16.3 (3.7)15.9 (3.8)16.2 (3.8)
Social support80.4 (17.7)79.1 (17.8)82.6 (17.7)80.5 (17.9)78.8 (17.7)
Physical function42.5 (11.4)41.2 (11.4)44.5 (11.2)42.4 (11.6)41.1 (11.4)
Mental function52.1 (9.0)51.4 (9.3)52.8 (8.9)51.9 (9.0)52.1 (8.9)

*Scored on a 0–24 scale (higher scores reflect higher optimism).
Scored on a 0–100 scale (higher scores reflect more social support).
Constructed on the basis of the 1999 US population norms with a mean value of 50 that represented the US population norms and a standard deviation of 10. Higher scores reflect better function.