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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of the Study Participants

From: Development and validation of oral chemotherapy self-management scale

characteristics N(%) or (Mean ± SD)
Age Mean, years(SD) 54.78 ± 10.03
Gender
 Male 155(59.4%)
 Female 106(40.6%)
Civil status
 Married 236(90.4%)
 Single 7(2.7%)
 Divorced 2(0.8%)
 Widowed 9(3.4%)
 misses 7(2.7%)
Employment situation
 Unemployed 80(30.7%)
 Working 84(32.2%)
 Retired 52(19.9%)
 others 45(17.2%)
Level of education
 Without studies 26(10.0%)
 Primary education 69(26.4%)
 Secondary education 135(51.7%)
 University education 31(11.9%)
Disease
 Rectum cancer 96(36.8%)
 Colon cancer 70(26.8%)
 Gastric cancer 47(18.0%)
 Breast cancer 20(7.7%)
 Others 28(10.7%)
Course of disease, months(SD) 54.84 ± 10.19
Medication
 Capecitabine Capsule 133(51.0%)
 Xelode Capsule 66(25.3%)
 Tegafur Gimeracil Oteracil Potassium Capsule 55(21.1%)
 Others 7(2.7%)