Table 1

Socio demographic and clinical characteristics of patients included in the pilot testing of the EORTC QLQ-CR29 (Bahasa-Malaysia and Chinese-Malaysia)
Variable Bahasa-Malaysia Chinese-Malaysia
N (%) N (%)
Age (years)
Mean (SD) 58 ± 12 67 ± 8
Gender
Male 5(50) 5(50)
Female 5(50) 5(50)
Education status
Primary 4(40) 1(10)
Secondary 3(30) 2(20)
Tertiary 3(30) 7(70)
Employment status
Full time 4(40) 9(90)
Retired 6(60) 1(10)
Tumour site
Ascending colon - 2(20)
Transverse colon - 2(20)
Splenic flexure - 1(10)
Sigmoid 3(30) -
Recto sigmoid 1(10) 2(20)
Rectum 6(60) 3(30)
Stoma
Yes 5(50) 5(50)
No 5(50) 5(50)
Chemotherapy
Yes 7(70) 6(60)
No 3(30) 4(40)
Radiotherapy
Yes 6(60) 4(40)
No 4(40) 6(60)
KPS*
≤80 1(10) 5(50)
≥80 9(90) 5(50)

*Karnofsky Performance Scale.

Magaji et al.

Magaji et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:384   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-384

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