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Table 1 Participant baseline characteristics

From: Peer support to maintain psychological wellbeing in people with advanced cancer: findings from a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial

General Patient recruited (Control)
(n = 6)
Patients recruited (Intervention)
(n = 6)
Carer recruited
(n = 6)
Mentor recruited (n = 12)
Gender, Male, n 4 3 2 4
Age, mean (SD) 69.6 (9.7) 64.8 (6.2) 69.6 (5.6) 60.8 (8.6)
Diagnosis:    NA  
Cancer (other) 2 2   6
Bowel cancer 1 1   1
Ovarian cancer 1   1
Head and Neck cancer 1  
Prostate cancer 1 2   1
Breast cancer 1   3
Ethnicity, British, n 6 6 6 11
Marital status, Married, n 6 3 6 7
Living status, Living with partner no children, n 6 3 6 6
Living status, Living alone, n 0 3 0 3
Employment status, Retired, n 5 3 6 8
Spirituality, Religious but not actively engaged in practice, n 3 3 2 9
Site, Cancer centre Aa, n 4 4 4 8
  1. a Successful recruitment was from two cancer centres (A and B)