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Table 7 Correlation between the score of the Short-Form Quality Care Questionnaire-Palliative Care domains and the other study variables (n = 225)

From: Short-form quality care questionnaire-palliative care has acceptable measurement properties in Brazilian cancer patients

Variable SF-QCQ-PC
Domain 1 Domain 2
KPS (score) rs = 0.550* rs = 0.491*
PPI (score) rs = − 0.523* rs = − 0.354*
ESAS (score)
 Pain rs = − 0.243* rs = − 0.183*
 Tiredness rs = − 0.258* rs = − 0.212*
 Nausea rs = − 0.249* rs = − 0.250*
 Sadness rs = − 0.306* rs = − 0.146*
 Anxiety rs = − 0.260* rs = − 0.093
 Somnolence rs = − 0.232* rs = − 0.167*
 Appetite rs = − 0.180* rs = − 0.086
 Welfare rs = − 0.214* rs = − 0.081
 Dyspnea rs = − 0.177* rs = − 0.039
Barthel Index (score) rs = 0.450* rs = 0.500*
MQOL (score)
 Physical symptoms rs = 0.557* rs = 0.421*
 Physical well-being rs = 0.565* rs = 0.496*
 Psychological rs = 0.466* rs = 0.468*
 Existential rs = 0.644* rs = 0.558*
 Support rs = 0.682* rs = 0.460*
EORTC-QLQ-C15-PAL (score)
 Functional rs = − 0.491* rs = − 0.362*
 Symptoms rs = − 0.437* rs = − 0.382*
 Quality of life rs = 0.507* rs = 0.457*
  1. Domain 1: Communication with health professionals; Domain 2: Care and assistance provided by the health professionals. KPS Karnofsky Performance Scale, PPI Palliative Prognostic Index, ESAS Edmonton Symptom Assessment System, MQOL McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire, EORTC-QLQ-C15-PAL European Organization for Research in the Treatment of Cancer Questionnaire. *Significant correlation (p < 0.05, Spearman’s correlation coefficient)