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Table 3 Baseline differences between breast and prostate cancer patients (Treatment groups only)

From: Efficacy of a hypnosis-based intervention to improve well-being during cancer: a comparison between prostate and breast cancer patients

  Breast cancer (N = 68) Prostate cancer (N = 25) Baseline comparison (p)
Patients’ demographics
 Age (years)
  Mean (SD) 54.3 (10) 64.11 (5.8) .000
  Range 29–72 47–73
 Cultural origin, N (%)
  Occidental Europe 66 (97.0) 25 (100) .687
  Near and Middle East 1 (1.5) 0
  African 1 (1.5) 0
  Missing data 0 0
 Marital status, N (%)
  Single 5 (7.4) 1 (4.00) .879
  Married/living with partner 52 (76.5) 18 (72.00)
  Divorced/separated/widowed 11 (16.2) 4 (8.00)
  Missing data 0 2 (8.00)
 Education level, N (%)
  Elementary school or less 0 1 (4.00) .443
  Lower secondary school 8 (11.76) 1 (4.00)
  Upper secondary school 21 (30.88) 7 (28.00)
  Bachelor’s degree 6 (8.82) 1 (4.00)
  Master’s degree 29 (42.65) 12 (48.00)
  Post-graduate 4 (5.88) 1 (4.00)
  Missing data 0 2 (8.00)
 Employment status, N (%)
  Employed part or full time 9 (13.2) 8 (32.00) .000
  Employed, taken time off 38 (55.9) 2 (8.00)
  Not employed 20 (29.4) 15 (60.00)
  Missing data 1 (1.5)  
Patients’ medical history
 Time since diagnosis (months)
  Mean (SD) 7.1 (5.1) 6.16 (3.52) .381
  Range 1–27 1–15
 Surgery, N (%)
  Yes 68 (100) 25 (100) 1.00
  No 0 0
  Missing data 0 0
 Chemotherapy (CT), N (%)
  CT completed 27 (39.7) 0 .000
  During CT 20 (29.4) 0
  No CT 21 (30.9) 25 (100)
  Missing data 0 0
 Radiation therapy (RT), N (%)
  RT completed 30 (44.1) 1 (4.00) .000
  During RT 6 (8.8) 0
  Not yet started 16 (23.5) 0
  No RT 16 (23.5) 24 (96.00)
  Missing data 0 0
 Hormonal therapy (HT), N (%)
  During HT 38 (55.9) 2 (8.00) .000
  Not yet started 23 (33.8) 0
  No HT 7 (10.3) 23 (92.00)
  Missing data 0 0
Patients’ psychological state, Mean (SD)
  HADS – Anxiety 8.76 (4.14) 6.50 (3.06) .048
  HADS – Depression 5.02 (3.16) 3.46 (2.47) .075
  EORTC – Global Health Status 59.19 (16.23) 67.67 (14.30) .066
  EORTC – Fatigue 52.94 (26.05) 32.44 (12.39) .003
  Insomnia Severity Index 12.65 (6.50) 8.04 (5.98) .013
  1. Bold values indicate significant differences between the two groups