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Table 1 Descriptive analysis of patients’ personal and clinical characteristics according to the study phases

From: Short-form quality care questionnaire-palliative care has acceptable measurement properties in Brazilian cancer patients

Variables Subsample
(n = 30)
Sample
(n = 225)
Sex
 Male 12 (40) 113 (50.2)
 Female 18 (60) 112 (49.8)
Marital status
 Single 9 (30) 50 (22.2)
 Married 18 (60) 119 (52.9)
 Widower 3 (10) 34 (15.1)
 Divorced 0 (0) 22 (9.8)
Educational level
 Elementary 9 (30) 72 (32)
 Basic 11 (36.7) 80 (35.6)
 High school 8 (26.7) 66 (29.3)
 Higher education 2 (6.7) 7 (3.1)
Professional activity
 Active 24 (80) 144 (64)
 Inactive 6 (20) 81 (36)
Cancer: primary site
 Uterus 8 (26.7) 39 (17.3)
 Stomach 3 (10) 34 (15.1)
 Liver 6 (20) 20 (8.9)
 Lung 3 (10) 26 (11.6)
 Prostate 1 (3.3) 20 (8.9)
 Leukemia 2 (6.7) 15 (6.7)
 Breast 1 (3.3) 10 (4.4)
 Lymphoma 0 (0) 6 (2.7)
 Kidney 3 (10) 9 (4)
 Osteosarcoma 1 (3.3) 5 (2.2)
 Esophagus 0 (0) 5 (2.2)
 Penis 0 (0) 4 (1.8)
 Multiple myeloma 0 (0) 4 (1.8)
 Others 2 (6.7) 28 (12.44)
Type of treatment
 Palliative 21 (70) 115 (51.1)
 Curative 4 (13.3) 72 (32)
 Both 5 (16.7) 38 (16.9)
Current treatment
 Drug therapy 26 (86.7) 122 (54.2)
 Chemotherapy 3 (10) 69 (30.7)
 Radiotherapy 0 (0) 11 (4.9)
 Surgical 1 (3.3) 23 (10.2)
Metastasis
 Yes 15 (50) 129 (57.3)
 No 15 (50) 96 (42.7)
  1. Values presented in absolute number (percentage)
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