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Table 4 Known group validity of SCNS-26 tool in Hawassa comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia, 2019

From: Validity and reliability of the Amharic version of supportive care needs survey - short form 34 among cancer patients in Ethiopia

Variable Physiological needs Health system information needs Physical & daily living needs Patient care & support needs Sexuality needs
Mean rank P-value Mean rank P-value Mean rank P-value Mean rank P-value Mean rank P-value
Sociodemographic characteristics
 Age   0.517   0.557   0.441   0.232   0.022 Ҩ
  18–64 86.31   86.24   86.46   87.00   87.90  
  ≥ 65 78.18   78.88   76.85   72.03   63.91  
 Sex   0.899   0.498   0.958   0.291   0.692
  Male 86.26   81.45   85.19   79.18   83.52  
  Female 85.20   87.09   85.62   87.99   86.28  
Clinical characteristics
 Comorbidity   0.380   0.370   0.976   0.877   0.911
  Yes 78.76   78.65   85.27   84.32   86.21  
  No 87.12   87.15   85.55   85.78   85.33  
 Type of treatment   0.017 Ҩ   0.003 Ҩ   0.302   0.0001 Ҩ   0.009 Ҩ
  Chemotherapy/radiotherapy 90.55   91.71   87.68   94.27   90.12  
  Hormonal/surgery 69.60   65.95   78.65   57.90   70.95  
 Stage of cancer   0.386   0.268   0.537   0.759   0.194
  Early stage (I-II) 90.04   91.28   82.28   87.10   79.84  
  Late stage (III-IV) 83.15   82.51   87.17   84.67   88.43  
  1. Ҩ statistically significant at p-value < 0.05