Table 1

Characteristics of patients and proxies attending the focus groups (n = 18)

Patients focus groups

Patients interviews

Proxies

Total


Gender

Male

6

2

1

9

Female

3

3

3

    9

18

Age (SD)

66.67 (5.31)

70.40 (2.79)

66.25 (5.91)

67.61 (4.95)

Education level

Low

3

5

2

10

Middle

3

-

-

3

High

3

-

2

5

Diagnosis

Breast cancer

2

-

Prostate

2

-

Lung cancer

1

4

Ovary cancer

1

1

Multiple myeloma

1

-

Lymph gland cancer

1

-

Colorectal cancer

1

-

Treatment

n patients (number of treatments (M))

Chemotherapy

6 (10.67)

5 (2)

Operation

7 (1.71)

Radiotherapy

4 (28.25)


Posma et al. BMC Nursing 2009 8:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-8-1

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