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Table 3 CBCL scores of survivors of childhood brain tumor vs survivors of childhood leukemia vs healthy controls

From: Behavioral outcome among survivors of childhood brain tumor: a case control study

ScalesChildhood brain tumor survivors
(n = 38) Median (IQR)
Childhood leukemia survivors
(n = 38) Median (IQR)
Healthy children
(n = 38) Median (IQR)
p-value
Main scales
 Internalizing score57.5 (50.0–65.5)53.0 (46.8–63.5)53.0 (41.0–59.3)0.061
 Externalizing score52.5 (47.0–58.3)51.0 (44.0–59.0)51.5 (42.5–57.5)0.767
 Total score56.0 (49.8–62.0)53.0 (44.8–61.0)52.0 (41.8–57.3)0.076
Subscales
 Anxious52.0 (50.8–62.3)52.0 (51.0–62.3)51.5 (50.0–60.0)0.319
 Withdrawn/depressed56.5 (52.0–63.0)52.5 (50.0–63.0)53.5 (50.0–58.5)0.175
 Somatic complaints56.5 (51.0–70.0)53.0 (50.0–58.8)53.0 (50.0–61.8)0.127
 Social problems58.5 (53.0–66.0)53.5 (51.0–58.5)52.5 (50.0–58.5)0.012*
 Thought problems54.0 (50.0–61.0)52.5 (50.0–58.0)50.0 (50.0–56.8)0.168
 Attention problems57.0 (52.0–62.5)53.0 (51.8–57.0)54.5 (51.0–57.00.024**
 Rule breaking behaviour52.0 (51.0–54.0)51.0 (50.0–55.5)51.0 (50.0–53.3)0.398
 Aggressive behavior53.5 (50.8–57.3)53.5 (50.0–61.0)52.0 (50.0–60.0)0.965
  1. N number, IQR interquartile range (25th centile –75th centile); analysis using Kruskal-Wallis test
  2. *significant difference is between brain tumor survivors and healthy children and leukemia survivors (Mann-Whitney U test)
  3. **significant difference is between brain tumor survivors and healthy children (Mann-Whitney U test)
  4. statistically significant with p-value <0.05