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Table 5 Characteristics of patients and their influence on quality of life

From: Quality of life and problems associated with obturators of patients with maxillectomies

Item scale N Quality of life% Test statistic P- value
Mean ± SD
Gender
 Male 15 38.8 ± 12.03 T = 0.598 0.585
 Female 15 42.2 ± 18.47
Age (years)
 <20 4 35.44 ± 8.49 F = 1.420 0.256
 20–39 6 38.44 ± 16.33
 40–59 12 39.67 ± 16.12
 60–69 2 47.33 ± 7.72
 70+ 6 58.67 ± 49.02
Marital status
 Single 9 36.5 ± 10.2 F = 3.620 0.026
 Married 16 61.3 ± 10.9
 Widowed 1 37.3
 Divorced 4 38.8 ± 15.3
Education
 No education/ Khalwa/ kindergarden 9 37.63 ± 11.75 F = 0.595 0.625
 Primary 9 39.67 ± 16.12
 Secondary 7 41.87 ± 15.62
 University + 5 45.78 ± 18.99
Occupation
 Employed 12 35.22 ± 12.33 T = 1.581 0.125
 Non employed 18 44.07 ± 16.54
Duration (months)
 1–5 10 36.17 ± 11.26 F = 0.362 0.781
 6–11 7 39.80 ± 9.96
 12–17 8 41.87 ± 17.17
 18 and above 5 43.87 ± 20.95
Aramany classification
 Class 1 10 37.60 ± 12.80 F = 1.272 0.307
 Class 2 12 41.33 ± 11.22
 Class 3 1 26.67
 Class 4 5 51.73 ± 26.72
 Class 6 2 29.33 ± 1.89
Type of maxillectomy
 Partial Maxillectomy 22 74.67 ± 26.39 F = 7.847 0.002
 Hemimaxillectomy 6 40.22 ± 13.24
 Sub-total maxillectomy 2 37.52 ± 11.50
Retention
 No retention 4 30.56 ± 7.93 F = 8.602 <0.001
 Minimum retention 9 40.74 ± 8.95
 Moderate retention 4 53.0 ± 10.46
 Good retention 13 60.0 ± 24.02
Stability
 No stability 8 32.57 ± 10.7 F = 4.426 0.022
 Some stability 8 46.0 ± 10.8
 Sufficient stability 14 49.0 ± 20.28
Neck Dissection
 Yes 2 40.14 ± 15.66 T = 0.513 0.612
 No 28 46.0 ± 14.14
Radiotherapy
 Yes 8 35.27 ± 11.09 T = 3.727 0.001
 No 22 55.0 ± 16.98