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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and time for completion of questionnaires of the two groups of prostate cancer patients

From: Measurement equivalence and feasibility of the EORTC QLQ-PR25: paper-and-pencil versus touch-screen administration

  Paper/Touch-screen Touch-screen/Paper  
(n = 49) (n = 50) p-value
Age (year) (N (%))    
 <= 65 12 (24.5) 13 (26.0) 0.778b
 66-70 11 (22.5) 14 (28.0)  
 71-75 12 (24.5) 13 (26.0)  
 > 75 14 (28.5) 10 (20.0)  
 Mean (SD) 70.1 (7.6) 69.0 (8.1) 0.463a
Education level (N (%))    0.701b
 College or above 14 (29.8) 13 (26.0)  
 Senior high 11 (23.3) 15 (30.0)  
 Junior high 11 (21.4) 7 (14.0)  
 Primary school or less 12 (25.5) 15 (30.0)  
Previous experience using computers (N (%))    
 Yes 10 (20.4) 9 (18.0) 0.837b
 No 39 (79.6) 41 (82.0)  
Time for completion of questionnaires (min)d    
 Paper version (Mean (Range)) 17.9 (5.0 ~ 39.0) 14.7 (6.0 ~ 31.0) 0.022a
 Touch-screen version (Mean (Range)) 15.7 (5.0 ~ 30.0) 20.5 (9.0 ~ 41.0) 0.002a
p-value 0.516c <0.001c  
  1. ap-value was evaluated by Independent t-test.
  2. bp-value was evaluated by Chi-square test.
  3. cp-value was evaluated by Paired t-test.
  4. dTime for completion of the two questionnaire modes by four questionnaires, including the EORTC QLQ-C30, EORTC QLQ-PR25, IIEF-5 (International Index of Erectile Function), and IPSS (International Prostate Symptom Score).