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Table 1 Sample and clinical characteristics

From: Perceived benefits and barriers to exercise for recently treated patients with multiple myeloma: a qualitative study

  n(%)
  (N = 24)
Gender  
Male 11 (46)
Female 13 (54)
Age  
Mean (SD) 62 (8.8)
Living Arrangements  
Partner/spouse 16 (67)
Partner/spouse and children 6 (25)
Alone 2 (8)
Highest Level of Education  
University degree or higher 10 (42)
Certificate or diploma 8 (33)
Secondary school 5 (21)
Primary school 1 (4)
Region  
Metropolitan area 11 (46)
Regional/rural area 13 (54)
Treatment  
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant 16 (67)
Chemotherapy 6 (25)
Radiotherapy 5 (21)
Other (e.g., steroids, Thalidomide/Revlimid) 17 (71)
Time Since Treatment Completion  
2-4 months ago 4 (17)
5-7 months ago 9 (37.5)
8-10 months 2 (8)
11-12 months 4 (17)
Over 12 months 1 (4)
Ongoing (e.g., thalidomide) 4 (17)