Table 2

Patient characteristics of palliative patients
all (n = 96) PG (n = 62) CG (n = 34)
female; n (%) 37 (38.5) 25 (40.3) 12 (35.3)
male; n (%) 59 (61.5) 37 (59.7) 22 (64.7)
age; M (SD) years 68.6 (11.6) 69.7 (11.2) 66.7 (12.2)
living…; n (%)
 … alone 19 (19.8) 14 (22.6) 5 (14.7)
 … with relatives 72 (75.0) 45 (72.6) 27 (79.4)
 … in day care 3 (3.1) 2 (3.2) 1 (2.9)
main cancer diagnosis site; n (%)
 lung 13 (13.5) 9 (14.5) 4 (11.8)
 colon 12 (12.5) 9 (14.5) 3 (8.8)
 breast 11 (11.5) 7 (11.3) 4 (11.8)
 stomach 8 (8.3) 4 (6.5) 4 (11.8)
 prostate 7 (7.3) 4 (6.5) 3 (8.8)
 other 45 (46.9) 29 (46.7) 16 (47.1)
ECOG performance status; n (%)
 0 (fully active) 9 (9.4) 7 (11.3) 2 (5.9)
 1 (restricted) 13 (13.5) 10 (16.1) 3 (8.8)
 2 (ambulatory) 21 (21.9) 9 (14.5) 12 (35.3)
 3 (limited ability) 16 (16.7) 9 (14.5) 7 (20.6)
 4 (disabled) 33 (34.4) 24 (38.7) 9 (26.5)
 missing 4 (4.2) 3 (4.8) 1 (2.9)

PG patient group cared for by PAMINO-trained general practitioners, CG control group patients cared for by other general practitioners, M mean, SD standard deviation, ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.

Hermann et al.

Hermann et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:13   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-13

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