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Table 1 Characteristics of the Delphi panel experts and breast cancer patients

From: Development of the body image self-rating questionnaire for breast cancer (BISQ-BC) for Chinese mainland patients

Participants Characteristics n (%)
Delphi panel experts
(n = 25)
Age (yrs) (mean ± SD) 42.20 ± 8.90 (range: 29–61)
Professional title
 Professor 14 (56.0)
 Non-professor 11 (44.0)
Occupation
 Faculty 8 (32.0)
 Clinical staff 17 (68.0)
Education level
 Doctor 9 (36.0)
 Master 9 (36.0)
 Bachelor 7 (28.0)
Patients with Breast cancer (first round)
(n = 20)
Age (yrs) (mean ± SD) 49.55 ± 10.01 (range: 27–68)
Education level
 Primary and below 2 (10.0)
 Secondary 7 (35.0)
 Tertiary 11 (55.0)
Marital status
 Single 0 (0.0)
 Married 20 (100.0)
Employment status
 Employed 16 (80.0)
 Retired 4 (20.0)
Patients with Breast cancer (second round)
(n = 50)
Age (yrs) (mean ± SD) 48.44 ± 9.98 (range: 27–73)
Education level
 Primary and below 9 (18.0)
 Secondary 12 (24.0)
 Tertiary 29 (58.0)
Marital status
 Single 1 (2.0)
 Married 49 (98.0)
Employment status
 Employed 46 (92.0)
 Retired 4 (8.0)