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Table 3 Participants’ evaluation of the content of the CARES (N = 159)

From: Validation of the flemish CARES, a quality of life and needs assessment tool for cancer care

How important do you think several areas of well-being are to be addressed in the CARES, when the purpose is to comprehensively assess quality of life and care needs with the instrument? Response distributiona
Very important Important Not so important Totally not important
Physical well-being 90 (56.6 %) 62 (39.0 %) 2 (1.3 %) 0 (0.0 %)
Medical interaction 93 (58.5 %) 59 (37.1 %) 3 (1.9 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Relational well-being 82 (51.6 %) 59 (37.1 %) 7 (4.4 %) 1 (0.6 %)
Psychosocial well-being
 Body image 31 (38.4 %) 82 (51.6 %) 12 (7.5 %) 0 (0.00 %)
 Problems with memory and/or concentration 68 (42.8 %) 79 (49.7 %) 7 (4.4 %) 0 (0.00 %)
 Stress, fear, concerns on disease and treatment 84 (52.8 %) 66 (41.5 %) 4 (2.5 %) 0 (0.00 %)
 Dealing with family and friends 63 (39.6 %) 79 (49.7 %) 12 (7.5 %) 0 (0.00 %)
 Dealing with the children 78 (49.1 %) 66 (41.5 %) 7 (4.4 %) 0 (0.00 %)
 Concerns about work 53 (33.3 %) 77 (48.4 %) 19 (11.9 %) 3 (1.9 %)
Sexual interest and functioning 43 (27.0 %) 79 (49.7 %) 27 (17.0 %) 2 (1.3 %)
Miscellaneous
 Financial difficulties 51 (32.1 %) 80 (50.3 %) 18 (11.3 %) 5 (3.1 %)
 Finding a partner 22 (13.8 %) 52 (32.7 %) 37 (23.3 %) 27 (17.0 %)
 Difficulties with regard to treatment 67 (42.1 %) 66 (41.5 %) 12 (7.5 %) 4 (2.5 %)
Was there a topic missing in the CARES that you find important in an assessment on psychosocial concerns and care needs? No Yes
  132 (89.80 %) 15 (10.20 %)
  1. aPercentages do not count up to 100 % due to missing values.