Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 5 Perceived Effects Scale Scores by Characteristics of 782 Respondents

From: Measuring perceived effects of drinking an extract of basidiomycetes Agaricus blazei murill: a survey of Japanese consumers with cancer

   Relief of Treatment Symptoms test of association (p value) Improve Functional Well-being test of association (p value)
   (mean scores)
All Respondents   0.25   0.30  
Percent reporting no net effect 26%   37%  
Sex     
Male 0.23 t 0.25 t
Female 0.27 (0.092) 0.36 (< 0.001)
Age group     
20 – 49 0.30   0.42  
50 – 59 0.27 r = -0.03 0.29 r = -0.08
60 – 69 0.23 (0.389) 0.30 (0.016)
70 and older 0.25   0.26  
Cancer group     
Lung, stomach, liver 0.23 F 0.28 F
Colon, breast, uterus, cervix 0.29 (0.060) 0.35 (0.004)
Prostate, other 0.21   0.15  
Lung No 0.27 t 0.32 t
  Yes 0.20 (0.032) 0.26 (0.190)
Stomach No 0.25 t 0.29 t
  Yes 0.27 (0.379) 0.34 (0.245)
Liver No 0.26 t 0.31 t
  Yes 0.18 (0.026) 0.23 (0.059)
Colon No 0.24 t 0.29 t
  Yes 0.29 (0.074) 0.33 (0.295)
Breast No 0.25 t 0.29 t
  Yes 0.26 (0.725) 0.36 (0.192)
Uterus No 0.25 t 0.29 t
  Yes 0.39 (0.075) 0.50 (0.051)
Cervix No 0.25 t 0.30 t
  Yes 0.26 (0.836) 0.42 (0.159)
Prostate No 0.25 t 0.32 t
  Yes 0.21 (0.277) 0.14 (0.002)
History using sen-sei-ro     
≤ 3 months 0.14*   0.22  
3 – 6 months 0.24 r(s) = 0.07 0.30 r(s) = 0.04
6 – 12 months 0.25 (0.059) 0.29 (0.251)
> 12 months 0.27   0.32  
Current treatment     
No active treatment 0.24 F 0.31 F
Oral or radiation therapy 0.26 0.640 0.30 0.973
Intravenous chemotherapy 0.26   0.30  
  1. t: t-test.
  2. F: F, analysis of variance.
  3. r: Pearson correlation coefficient; r(s): Spearman correlation coefficient.
  4. * Group mean is significantly (p < 0.05) lower than means for other groups, which are not significantly different from one another