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Table 1 Details of study participants (patients and surgeons)

From: What surgeons tell patients and what patients want to know before major cancer surgery: a qualitative study

Patient data N = 31
Mean age, years (range) 67 (55–79)
Sex  
 Male 24
 Female 7
Tumour type  
 Adenocarcinoma 18
 Squamous cell cancer 13
Research centre  
 1 24
 2 2
 3 5
Treatment stage  
 Pre-chemotherapy & surgery 19
 Pre surgery 12
Mean consultation length, minutes:seconds (range) 25.15 (09.74–41.37)
Surgeon data N = 7
Sex  
 Female 1
 Male 6
Mean age, years (range) 47 (40–53)
Research centre  
 1 5
 2 1
 3 1
Consultant experience  
  > 5 years 5
  < 5 years 2