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Table 1 Sample

From: Volunteers in a biography project with palliative care patients – a feasibility study

Voliunteers Patients
Gender 2 men, 7 women Gender 5 men, 4 women
Age Mean 46 (range 23–65) Age Mean 62 years (range 30–83)
Volunteering in hospice Mean 4.6 years (range 1–13) Disease  
   Cancer n = 7
   Non-cancer n = 2 (CHF = 1, genetic disorder = 1)
Martial status   Martial status  
married/living with a partner n = 5 married/living with a partner n = 4
divorced n = 1 divorced n = 3
single n = 3 single n = 1
   widowed n = 1
Highest education level achieved   Highest education level achieved  
University degree n = 6 University degree n = 2
A-level n = 2 A-level n = 1
Secondary-school n = 1 Secondary-school n = 5
   Elementary school n = 1