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Table 1 Socio demographic and clinical characteristics of patients included in the pilot testing of the EORTC QLQ-CR29 (Bahasa-Malaysia and Chinese-Malaysia)

From: Health-related quality of life among colorectal cancer patients in Malaysia: a study protocol

Variable Bahasa-Malaysia Chinese-Malaysia
  N (%) N (%)
Age (years)   
Mean (SD) 58 ± 12 67 ± 8
Gender   
Male 5(50) 5(50)
Female 5(50) 5(50)
Education status   
Primary 4(40) 1(10)
Secondary 3(30) 2(20)
Tertiary 3(30) 7(70)
Employment status   
Full time 4(40) 9(90)
Retired 6(60) 1(10)
Tumour site   
Ascending colon - 2(20)
Transverse colon - 2(20)
Splenic flexure - 1(10)
Sigmoid 3(30) -
Recto sigmoid 1(10) 2(20)
Rectum 6(60) 3(30)
Stoma   
Yes 5(50) 5(50)
No 5(50) 5(50)
Chemotherapy   
Yes 7(70) 6(60)
No 3(30) 4(40)
Radiotherapy   
Yes 6(60) 4(40)
No 4(40) 6(60)
KPS*   
≤80 1(10) 5(50)
≥80 9(90) 5(50)
  1. *Karnofsky Performance Scale.