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Table 2 Characteristics of the patients (n = 268)

From: The usefulness and feasibility of a screening instrument to identify psychosocial problems in patients receiving curative radiotherapy: a process evaluation

Variables   n %
Age (years)    
   Mean (SD) 62.4 (10.8)   
Range 30.0-88.0   
Sex    
   Female   183 68.3
Marital status    
   Married/living together   207 77.2
   Unknown   5 1.9
Educational level    
   Elementary   103 38.4
   High school   116 43.3
   Higher Education/University   43 16.0
   Unknown   6 2.2
Diagnosis    
   Prostate/Bladder   50 18.7
   Lung   21 7.8
   Breast   145 54.1
   Cervix/Endometrial   9 3.4
   Rectum   40 14.9
   Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma   3 1.1
T-status (size of the primary tumor)    
   Tin-situ   7 2.6
   T1/T2   152 56.7
   T3/T4   58 21.6
   Unknown   51 19.0
N-status (degree of spread lymph nodes)    
   N0   141 52.6
   N1/N2   64 23.9
   N3/N4   5 1.9
   Unknown   58 21.6
M-status (presence of metastasis)    
   M0   203 75.7
   Unknown   65 24.3
Karnofsky Performance Indexa    
   100/90   194 72.4
   80/70   24 8.9
   Unknown   50 18.7
Chemo therapy    
   Before radiotherapy treatment   66 24.6
   During radiotherapy treatment   25 9.3
Time frame between start and end of the
radiotherapy treatment (days)
   
   Mean (SD) 38 (6.7)   
   Median 37   
   Range (16-65)   
  1. SD: Standard deviation
  2. a Score range 0-100, higher score indicates better physical functioning