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Table 1 Characteristics of patients and family caregivers

From: A qualitative investigation of the roles and perspectives of older patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers in managing pain in the home

Characteristic Patient (n = 18) Caregiver (n = 15)
  Mean (S.D.) Mean (S.D.)
Age (years) 77.7 (8.8) 69.9 (14.7)
  Median (range)  
Palliative performance scale 60 (40%-90%)  
Edmonton symptom assessment scale (pain) 4 (0-10)  
 Gender n n
 Male 8 4
 Female 10 11
Cultural/ethnic background (self-identified)   
 Canadian 11 9
 French Canadian 3 3
 European 3 2
 Haitian 1 1
Relationship between patient and caregiver   
 Partner   11
 Parent/adult child   3
 Sibling   1
Lives with caregiver   
 Yes 13  
 No 5  
Primary cancer site   
 Breast 5  
 Genitourinary 4  
 Digestive/Gastrointestinal 4  
 Respiratory/Thoracic  3  
 Other 2