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Table 1 Patient demographic and clinical characteristics of consenters (by study arm) and decliners

From: Nurse-led group consultation intervention reduces depressive symptoms in men with localised prostate cancer: a cluster randomised controlled trial

  Consenters    P
Usual care Intervention Decliners
(N = 166) (N = 165) (N = 115)
n % n % n %
Oncology facility        0.02
 Site 1 70 42.2 70 42.4 64 55.7  
 Site 2 96 57.8 95 57.6 51 44.3  
Age at baseline, years        0.30
 Mean 67.6 67.2 68.1  
 Standard Deviation 6.7 6.9 7.9  
Range 46–85 51–84 44–82  
 <65 54 32.5 56 33.9 32 27.8  
 ≥65 112 67.5 109 66.1 83 72.2  
Marital status
 Married/defacto 136 81.9 127 77.0    
 Other 30 18.1 38 23.0    
Location        0.14
 Urban 136 81.9 136 82.4 101 87.8  
 Rural 30 18.1 29 17.6 13 11.3  
 Missing      1   
Risk group (D’Amico, 1998)        0.16
 Low 11 10.6 11 11.6 4 3.9  
 Intermediate 44 42.3 39 41.1 37 35.9  
 High 49 47.1 45 47.4 38 36.9  
Scheduled treatment        0.29
 Salvage EBRT 61 36.7 69 41.8 31 27.0  
 Brachytherapy followed by EBRT 8 4.8 9 5.5 8 7.0  
 EBRT followed by brachytherapy 5 3.0 3 1.8 1 0.9  
 EBRT alone 92 55.4 84 50.9 70 60.9  
Previous treatment
 Any previous treatment        0.60
  No 39 23.5 34 20.6 28 24.3  
  Yes 127 76.5 131 79.4 87 75.7  
 Active surveillance        1.00
  No 148 89.2 153 92.7 105 91.3  
  Yes 18 10.8 12 7.3 10 8.7  
 Prostatectomy        0.15
  No 105 63.3 96 58.2 79 68.7  
  Yes 61 36.7 69 41.8 36 31.3  
 Androgen deprivation        0.49
  No 113 68.1 116 70.3 75 65.2  
  Yes 53 31.9 49 29.7 40 34.8  
  1. P-value relates to comparison of consenters versus decliners. Other marital status includes never married, separated/divorced and widowed. Risk groups were designated for men who did not undergo surgery
  2. EBRT external beam radiotherapy, TURP transurethral resection of the prostate