Skip to main content

Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the study sample (n = 194)*

From: Translation and validation of the EORTC brain cancer module (EORTC QLQ-BN20) for use in Iran

  Total
Age (years) >Mean (SD) 42.5 (16.1)
Sex  
Male 103 (53.0%)
Female 91 (47.0%)
Educational status  
Illiterate 35 (18.0%)
Primary school 33 (17.0%)
Middle school 36 (18.6%)
Secondary school 48 (24.8%)
College 42 (21.6%)
Marital status  
Single 43 (22.2%)
Married 128 (65.9%)
Widowed/divorced 23 (11.9%)
KPS  
≤80 102 (52.5%)
>80 92 (47.5%)
MMSE  
Mean (SD) 23.89(5.3)
Median 26.00
Range 8-30
Type of surgery  
Biopsy only 40 (20.6%)
Partial resection 96 (49.5%)
Total resection 58 (29.9%)
Type of adjuvant therapy  
CT 75(38.7%)
RT 62 (32%)
CT + RT 57 (29.3%)
Tumor type  
Astrocytoma 72(37.1%)
Atypical Meningioma* 46(23.7%)
Oligodendroglioma 53(27.3%)
Others 23(11.9%)
  1. KPS= Karnofsky Performance Status; MMSE= Mini-Mental State Examination.
  2. * Patients with grade 2 and 3 tumors including, chordoid, atypical, clear cell, rhabdoid, anaplastic (malignant) and papillary subtypes. Meningeal sarcomas (angioblastic meningiomas) and hemangiopericytomas were also included in the Atypical Meningioma.