Table 3

MSAS-SF and PAC-QOL summary data

Responders
(‘Group A’ and 'Group B’)
(n=57)
Non-responders
(‘Group C’)
(n=21)
Statistical analysis
MSAS-SF data
 No of symptomsMedian change number 0
(IQR: −4 to 6)
Median change number - 2
(IQR: −5 to 3)
Mann-Whitney U test
p=0.149
 Physical subscale scoreMean change score 0.17
(SD=0.77)
Mean change score −0.01
(SD=0.48)
Independent t-test
p=0.320
 Psychological subscale scoreMean change score 0.01
(SD=0.58)
Mean change score −0.15
(SD=0.68)
Independent t-test
p=0.309
 Global Distress Index scoreMean change score 0.15
(SD=0.68)
Mean change score −0.01
(SD=0.48)
Independent t-test
p=0.325
 Total MSAS scoreMean change score 0.08
(SD=0.62)
Mean change score −0.03
(SD=0.45)
Independent t-test
p=0.459
PAC-QOL data
 Physical subscaleMean change score 0.94
(SD=1.02)
Mean change score 0.17
(SD=0.88)
Independent t-test
p=0.003
 Psychosocial subscaleMean change score 0.21
(SD=0.58)
Mean change score −0.01
(SD=0.41)
Independent t-test
p=0.115
 Worries/concerns subscaleMean change score 0.52
(SD=0.85)
Mean change score −0.06
(SD=0.55)
Independent t-test
p=0.005
 Satisfaction subscaleMean change score −0.77
(SD=0.93)
Mean change score 0.03
(SD=0.55)
Independent t-test
p<0.001
 Overall scoreMean change score 0.29
(SD=0.58)
Mean change score 0.002
(SD=0.45)
Independent t-test
p=0.43
  • MSAS-SF, Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale – short form; PAC-QOL, Patient Assessment of Constipation Quality of Life.