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Table 1 Characteristics of 48 patients and 35 health care professionals participating in interviews

From: Content validation of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL with advanced cancer patients and health care professionals from palliative care services in Chile

Patient characteristics Patients Health care professionals
N (%) N (%)
Sex
 Men 16 (33.3) 9 (25.7)
 Women 32 (66.7) 26 (74.3)
Age
 Mean (SD) 59.2 (13.1) 40.9 (12.7)
 Median (range) 60 (29–86) 39 (23–70)
Hospitals
 Sotero del Rio 27 (56.3) 12 (34.3)
 San Juan de Dios 4 (8.3) 5 (14.3)
 Salvador 13 (27.1) 11 (31.4)
 Felix Bulnes Cerda 4 (8.3) 7 (20.0)
Diagnosis (cancer site, ICD-10)
 Prostate (C61) 7 (14.6)   
 Stomach (C16) 5 (10.4)   
 Multiple myeloma (C90) 5 (10.4)   
 Breast (C50) 4 (8.3)   
 Colorectal (C18-C20) 3 (6.3)   
 Melanoma skin cancer (C43) 3 (6.3)   
 Uterine (C54-C55) 3 (6.3)   
 Ovarian (C56, C570-C574) 3 (6.3)   
 Liver (C22) 2 (4.2)   
 Sarcoma (C46-C49) 2 (4.2)   
 Cervical (C53) 2 (4.2)   
 Kidney (C64-C66) 2 (4.2)   
 Lymphoma (C81-C85) 2 (4.2)   
 Other cancer (all other C codes) 5 (10.4)   
Discipline of HCPs
 Physician    12 (34.3)
 Nurse    7 (20.0)
 Psychologist    7 (20.0)
 Paramedic    6 (17.1)
 Physiotherapist    1 (2.9)
 Social worker    1 (2.9)
 Nutritionist    1 (2.9)
Years of experience of HCPs
 Mean (SD)    13.9 (11.9)
 Median (range)    11 (1–42)
  1. SD standard deviation, ICD-10 International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision