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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics for those with an audio-recorded visit (N = 517)

From: The electronic self report assessment and intervention for cancer: promoting patient verbal reporting of symptom and quality of life issues in a randomized controlled trial

  Study group
Control Treatment
n = 261 n = 256
n (%) n (%)
Age     
< 50 56 21.5 96 37.5
≥ 50 205 78.5 160 62.5
Median (range) 59 (22–87) 55 (22–86)
Gender     
Male 142 54.4 123 48.0
Female 119 45.6 133 52.0
Clinical Service     
Medical Oncology 144 55.2 151 59.0
Radiation Oncology 87 33.3 86 33.6
HSCT 30 11.5 19 7.4
Working Status     
Missing 33 12.6 16 6.3
Not Working 72 27.6 81 31.6
Working full/part time 156 59.8 159 62.1
Cancer Type     
Bladder 8 3.1 5 2.0
Breast 70 26.8 81 31.6
Colorectal 21 8.0 28 10.9
Gastrointestinal, not colorectal 47 18 47 18.3
Head and Neck 15 5.7 12 4.7
Leukemia/lymphoma/myeloma 41 15.7 30 11.8
Prostate 48 18.4 49 19.1
Other 21 8 16 6.3
Missing 8 3.1 5 1.9
Stage     
0 8 3.1 2 0.8
1 44 16.9 39 15.2
2 60 23.0 67 26.2
3 38 14.6 56 21.9
4 73 28.0 65 25.4
N/A 3 1.1 0 0
Missing 35 13.4 27 10.5
SDS-15 (T2) mean (SD) 27.0 (8.12) 26.6 (7.73)
  1. SD, standard deviation.