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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the patients

From: The benefits of psychosocial interventions for cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy

Characteristic Total n = 178(%) IG n = 89(%) CON n = 89(%) p value
Sex     
  Male 75(42%) 38(43%) 37(42%) 0.879
  Female 103(58%) 51(57%) 52(58%)
Age (years)     
  20-49 113(63%) 56(63%) 57(64%) 0.585
  50-69 64(36%) 33(37%) 31(35%)
  70-79 1(1%) 0 1(1%)
Marital status     
  Married 172(97%) 87(98%) 85(96%) 0.406
  Single/divorced/widow 6(3%) 2(2%) 4(4%)
Education level     
  Primary school 5(3%) 2(2%) 3(3%) 0.808
  Junior high school 18(10%) 8(9%) 10(11%)
  Senior high school 86(48%) 46(52%) 40(45%)
  Above college 69(39%) 33(37%) 36(41%)
Employment status     
  Employed 131(73%) 67(75%) 64(72%) 0.707
  Resigned 19(11%) 10(11%) 9(10%)
  Unemployed 28(16%) 12(13%) 16(18%)
Locality     
  Urban 78(44%) 40(45%) 38(43%) 0.763
  Rural 100(56%) 49(55%) 51(57%)
Primary cancer site     
  Nasopharyngeal 62(35%) 31(35%) 31(35%) 0.989
  Breast 41(23%) 19(21%) 22(25%)
  Gynecological cancer (cervical and endometrial) 31(17%) 14(16%) 17(19%)
  Lung 14(7%) 7(8%) 7(8%)
  Others (rectum\lymphoma\glioma etc.) 30(17%) 15(17%) 15(17%)
ECOG performance status     
  0 ~ 1 170(96%) 86(97%) 84(94%) 0.469
  2 8(4%) 3(3%) 5(6%)
Disease progression     
  Advanced 111(62%) 53(60%) 58(65%) 0.439
  Early stage 67(38%) 36(40%) 31(35%)
History of operation     
  Yes 87(49%) 44(49%) 43(48%) 0.881
  No 91(51%) 45(51%) 46(52%)
Radiotherapy dose     
  ≥70Gy 78(44%) 39(44%) 39(44%) 0.894
  50 ~ 70Gy 97(54%) 49(55%) 48(54%)
  <50Gy 3(1%) 1(1%) 2(2%)
Brachytherapy 14(7%) 6(7%) 8(9%)
Chemotherapy     
  None 52(29%) 29(33%) 23(26%) 0.710
  Neoadjuvant 13(7%) 6(7%) 7(8%)
  Concomitant 77(43%) 35(39%) 42(47%)
  Adjuvant 102(57%) 50(56%) 52(58%)
Comorbid condition     
  None 158(89%) 77(87%) 81(91%) 0.877
  Diabetes 7(4%) 4(4%) 3(3%)  
  Hypertension 14(8%) 8(9%) 6(7%)  
  Coronary heart disease 3(2%) 1(1%) 2(2%)  
  Hepatitis B 3(2%) 2(2%) 1(1%)  
  1. Abbreviations: IG intervention group, CON control group.