Table 1

Participant demographic, medical, and study variables for participants in usual care study at baseline
Demographic, medical, and study variables Baseline (n= 1196)
N or Mean % or SD
Mean number problems
  Practical 0.94 1.37
  Psychosocial 1.96 1.91
Mean slope of change in problems
  Practical −0.05 0.18
  Psychosocial −0.03 0.25
Psychosocial Resources (% endorsed)
  Awareness 595 50.8
  Past use 87 7.4
  Current use 14 1.2
  Future use 94 8.0
Age (years) 61.10 14.51
Gender
  Male 698 58.3
  Female 498 41.7
Marital status
  Single 94 7.9
  Married 779 65.1
  Separated 32 2.7
  Divorced 78 6.5
  Widow/er 102 8.5
  Common Law 66 5.5
  Committed 22 1.8
  Missing 23 1.9
Living arrangements
  Not Alone 969 84.1
  Alone 183 15.9
Education
  Elementary School (1-6) 30 2.5
  Middle School (7-9) 106 8.9
  High School (10-12) 401 33.5
  Community College 235 19.6
  Some University 115 9.6
  Completed University 167 14.0
  Postgraduate 112 9.4
  Missing 30 2.5
Ethnicity
  English as first language and visible majority 992 82.9
  English as first language and visible minority 46 3.8
  English not first language and visible majority 75 6.3
  English not first language and visible minority 55 4.6
  Missing 28 2.3
Family income
  Less than $30,000 215 18.0
  Between $30,001 and $49,999 270 22.6
  Between $50,000 and $79,999 173 14.5
  Between $80,000 and $99,999 117 9.8
  more than $100,000 180 15.1
  Prefer not to say 195 16.3
  Missing 46 3.8
Source income
  Pension/Retirement (CPP) 446 37.3
  Employment 443 37.0
  Family members (spouse/parent) 123 10.3
  Social assistance 54 4.5
  Prefer not to say 55 4.6
  Other 38 3.2
  Missing 37 3.1
Diagnosis
  Gastrointestinal 329 27.5
  Prostate 230 19.2
  Skin (melanoma) 133 11.1
  Gynecological 110 9.2
  Head and neck 75 6.3
  Breast 69 5.8
  Lymphoma 49 4.1
  Leukemia 39 3.3
  Testicular 33 2.8
  Lung 31 2.6
  Thyroid 25 2.1
  Brain 25 2.1
  Other 48 4.0
Stage of disease
  Primary 824 68.9
  Metastatic 153 12.8
  Missing/Not Staged 219 18.3
Receipt of treatment prior to baseline
  Surgery 275 23.0
  Chemotherapy 100 8.4
  Radiation therapy 32 2.7
  Transplant 1 0.1
  Hormone therapy 50 4.2

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Giese-Davis et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:441   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-441

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