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Table 1 Patient and treatment characteristics

From: Distress, anxiety and depression in patients with brain metastases before and after radiotherapy

  Patients with brain metastases Patients with breast cancer
  n (%) n (%)
Patients 67 (100) 32 (100)
Gender   
Male 34 (50.7) 0 (0)
Female 33 (49.3) 32 (100)
Age (Years)   
Median (range) 59.85 (30–73) 57 (39–74)
Family status   
single 9 (13.4) 7 (21.9)
married 42 (62.7) 18 (56.3)
divorced 7 (10.4) 3 (9.4)
widowed 6 (8.9) 4 (12.5)
missing values 3 (4.5) 0 (0)
Educational level   
basic educationl 1 (1.5) 0 (0)
intermediate educationl 23 (34.3) 10 (31.3)
higher educationl 20 (29.9) 12 (37.5)
A levelm 4 (6.0) 5 (15.6)
High School/ universityh 11(16.4) 4 (12.5)
Other 1 (1.5) 0 (0)
missing values 7 (10.4) 1 (3.1)
Professional situation   
in education 1 (1.5) 1 (3.1)
employed 15 (22.4) 12 (37.5)
unemployed 3 (4.5) 0 (0)
housewife 6 (9.0) 6 (18.8)
pensioner 31 (46.3) 13 (40.6)
Other 3 (4.5) 0 (0)
missing values 8 (11.9) 0 (0)
Primary   
NSCLL 35 (52.2) 0 (0)
SCLC 8 (11.9) 0(0)
Breast 9 (13.4) 32 (100)
Melanoma 5 (7.5) 0 (0)
RCC 3 (4.5) 0 (0)
colorectal 1 (1.5) 0 (0)
Other 6 (9.0) 0 (0)
RT technique Whole-Brain RT Whole-Breast RT
  30 Gy (10x3 Gy): 33 (49) 50 Gy (25-28x1.8-2.0 Gy): 25 (78)
  Other: 7 (10.5)  
  40.05 Gy (15x2.67 Gy): 5 (19)  
  Fractioned stereotactic RT Other: 2 (4)
  40 Gy (10x4 Gy): 8 (12) With additional boost
  35 Gy (7x5Gy): 12 (18) (5x1.8-2.0 Gy): 13(41)
  30 Gy (5x6Gy): 4 (6)  
  Other: 3 (4.5)  
Barthel-Index   
Median (range) 100 (60–100) 100 (100)
60-80 7 (11.3)  
85-94 2 (3.2)  
95-100 53 (85.5) 32 (100)
Up-front chemotherapy 43 (64.2) 18 (56.3)
Up-front surgery 17 (25.4) 32 (100)
RPA   
I 23 (34.3) -
II 43 (64.2) -
III 1 (1.5) -
Number of BM   
1-3 37 (55.2) -
>4 29 (43.3) -
Unkown 1 (1.5) -
  1. Abbreviations: h = high education, l = low education, m = middle education, NSCLL = non small cell lung cancer, RCC = renal cell carcinoma, SCLC = small cell lung cancer.