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Table 3 Summary of participants

From: Patients’ quality of life during active cancer treatment: a qualitative study

  n (%)
Gender, women 17 (57)
Age, mean y 63,5
 30–40 3 (10)
 40–50 5 (17)
 50–60 6 (20)
 60–70 9 (30)
  ≥ 70 7 (23)
Cancer type
 Breast carcinoma 9 (30)
 Lung carcinoma 1 (3)
 Melanoma 7 (23)
 Skin lymphoma 6 (20)
 Bladder/kidney carninoma 3 (10)
 Prostate carcinoma 1 (3)
 Testis germ cell cancer 1 (3)
 Ovaries 2 (7)
Disease stage
 Metastatic 14 (47)
 Localized 16 (53)
Treatment recieved
 Intravenous chemotherapy only 6 (20)
 Intravenous chemotherapy + others 19 (63)
 Oral chemotherapy, other treatments 5 (17)
Duration of cancer treatment period
 Less than 1 year 6 (20)
 1 to 3 years 6 (20)
 3 to 5 years 12 (40)
 More than 5 years 6 (20)
Recruitment site
 Paris St Louis Hospital 15 (50)
 Bobigny, Avicenne Hospital 3 (10)
 Caen, university hospital centre 12 (40)