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Table 1 Baseline demographic, clinical, and study variables measured for participants (n = 213)

From: Factors predicting patient satisfaction in women with advanced breast cancer: a prospective study

Characteristics Participants (%)
Demographics
Age (years) mean ± standard deviation (SD) 52.03 ± 9.09
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting 144 (67.6)
 Single/divorced/separated/widowed 69 (32.4)
Education level
 No/primary formal education 78 (36.6)
 Secondary (completed high school)/Tertiary (college/university) 135 (63.3)
Total monthly household income (HK$)a
 < $10,000 74 (34.7)
 $10,001–30,000 83 (39.0)
 > $30,001 41 (19.3)
 Missing 15 (7.0)
Occupation
 Full-time/part-time occupation 71 (33.3)
 Retired 22 (10.3)
 Housewife 68 (31.9)
 Unemployed before/after diagnosis 50 (23.5)
 Missing 2 (1.0)
Clinical data
Recurrence of breast cancer
 Yes 77 (36.2)
 No 136 (63.8)
Metastasis of breast cancer
 Yes 99 (46.5)
 No 114 (53.5)
Time since current diagnosis (days)
 Mean ± SD (median) 19.86 ± 49.14 (8)
Type of surgery
 No surgery 68(31.9)
 Breast conserving therapy 22 (10.3)
 Modified radical mastectomy 113 (53.1)
 Modified radical mastectomy plus reconstruction 10 (4.7)
Undergoing active treatment at baseline
 Chemotherapy 22 (10.3)
 Radiation therapy 17 (7.9)
 Hormonal therapy 8 (3.7)
 Targeted therapy 10 (4.7)
Study variables Mean (SD)
 ChPSQ-9 baseline 34.97 (5.29)
 ChPSQ-9 12-months post-baseline (n = 213) 35.30 (4.69)
 SCNS HSI need domain baseline 35.43 (11.24)
 MSAS Physical symptom distress subscale baseline 0.51 (0.37)
 HADS Anxiety 3.95 (3.93)
 HADS Depression 3.87 (3.86))
  1. SD Standard deviation, HK$ Hong Kong dollars a1 US$ = 7.8 HK$
  2. ChPHQ-9 Chinese Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire
  3. SCNS HSI Supportive care need scale– Health system information need
  4. MSAS Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale
  5. HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale