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Table 1 Problem List (PL) categories reported by helpline callers (patients and carers)

From: Acceptability of the Distress Thermometer and Problem List to community-based telephone cancer helpline operators, and to cancer patients and carers

  Patients n (%) Carers n (%)
PL Categories   
   Practical 89 (23.8) 63 (21.7)
   Family 48 (12.8) 50 (17.2)
   Emotional 170 (45.5) 159 (54.8)
   Spiritual 5 (1.3) 4 (1.4)
   Treatment 134 (35.8) 61 (21.0)
   Symptoms 42 (11.2) 36 (12.4)
   Other 91 (24.3) 62 (21.4)