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Table 1 Participant’s clinical and sociodemographic characteristics (N = 94)

From: Fear of cancer recurrence trajectory during radiation treatment and follow-up into survivorship of patients with breast cancer

Study Characteristic Value N (%) Mean FCR (SD) P
Sociodemographic
 Age < 50 21 (22.3) 21.6 (8.7) .0001***
51–70 63 (67.0) 16.3 (6.3)  
> 70 10 (10.6) 11.0 (6.2)  
 Marital Status Single 6 (6.4) 23.5 (11.3) .005**
Married 58 (61.7) 16.5 (6.4)  
Separated 2 (2.1) 28.0 (4.2)  
Partnered 12 (12.8) 18.1 (8.4)  
Widowed 10 (10.6) 11.1 (5.3)  
Divorced 6 (6.4) 17.8 (7.3)  
 Patient Live With Live Alone 17 (18.1) 16.9 (9.3) .878
Live with Partner 68 (72.3) 16.7 (6.7)  
Live with Friend(s) 2 (2.1) 21.0 (12.7)  
Live with Children 7 (7.4) 17.6 (9.8)  
 Education Level Left School at 16 50 (53.2) 16.4 (7.6) .545
Left School at 18 14 (14.9) 18.9 (6.4)  
Have a University Degree 30 (31.9) 16.8 (7.8)  
 Occupational Status Full-time Employed 29 (30.9) 17.9 (7.2) .203
Part-time Employed 17 (18.1) 19.2 (9.7)  
Retired 35 (37.2) 14.6 (6.5)  
Temporarily unemployed 1 (1.1) 22.0  
Housewife 12 (12.8) 17.8 (6.1)  
Clinical factors
 Rx Type Routine 65 (69.1) 15.8 (7.3) .006**
Routine + Boost 24 (25.5) 20.9 (6.7)  
DCIS 5 (5.3) 13.0 (6.0)  
 Rx Technique 2 Field 74 (78.7) 16.1 (6.7) .003**
3 Field 9 (9.6) 15.0 (8.0)  
4 Field 11 (11.7) 24.0 (8.4)  
 Chemotherapy Yes 39 (41.5) 20.4 (8.1) .0001***
No 55 (58.5) 14.5 (6.0)  
 Taking Herceptin Yes 8 (8.5) 23.9 (6.2) .005**
No 86 (91.5) 16.3 (7.3)  
 Other Med Problems Yes 44 (46.8) 15.4 (6.7) .060
No 50 (53.2) 18.3 (7.9)  
  1. Recurrence Scores; Rx: Radiation treatment
  2. **p ≤ .005, ***p ≤ .0005