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Table 2 Demographics for each sample used in the development of MQOL-E

From: More comprehensively measuring quality of life in life-threatening illness: the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire – Expanded

Variables Studya
  E Fc Gd
N 219 368 216
Gender (% female) 64 48 51
Age (mean; standard deviation) 58 (15.4) 77 (9.9) 66 (12.5)
Highest level of education (%)b
 Did not complete high school 10 46 32
 High school completed but no post-secondary 34 22 20
 Some post-secondary 56 30 42
Disease Cancer Various end-stage diseases (COPD; CHF; cirrhosis; cancer) or > 80 years old Cancer
Settings (%) Outpatient clinics (100) Acute care units (71)
Home care (22)
Palliative care units (7)
Palliative care units (71)
Palliative home care (27)
Other (1)
Missing (1)
  1. aSince these studies were also used in development of MQOL-R, the same naming convention was used [19].
  2. bFor Study E, participants reported the highest level of education attended. For other datasets, participants reported the highest level of education completed. c Timeframe of 1 month rather than 2 days. d Longitudinal study. The first questionnaire completed by each participant was selected to provide the largest n (i.e. before dropout)