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Table 1 Study characteristics (N = 65)

From: Health-related quality of life in Hodgkin lymphoma: a systematic review

Study design, n (%)
 Comparator: RCT 3 (5)
 Comparator: cohort 14 (22)
 Cohort 45 (69)
 Comparator: case control 3 (5)
Study type, n (%)
 Longitudinal 12 (18)
 Cross-sectional 53 (82)
Study setting, n (%)
 In person 18 (28)
 Remote 42 (65)
 NS 5 (8)
Decade of publication
 Before 1995 6 (9)
 1995 to 2004 25 (38)
 2005 to June 2015 34 (52)
Study sponsor, n (%)
 Cooperative group 7 (11)
 Investigator initiated 58 (89)
Geographic location, n (%)
 USA 19 (29)
 Norway 17 (26)
 Netherlands 7 (11)
 Germany 4 (6)
 Other Europe 10 (15)
 South America 4 (6)
 Canada 3 (5)
 Asia 1 (2)
n (HL patients)
 Median (range) 132 (12–3208)
 25–75th percentile 58–280
Treatment status, n (%)  
 Active and off treatment 6 (9)
 Off treatment only 59 (91)
Agea
 Mean (n = 33) 39.6
 Median (n = 21) 38
Gender, %
 Female (n = 54) 44.0 %
 Range 0–100 %
  1. aAge: 3 studies with multiple arms, 6 studies NS
  2. RCT randomized controlled trial, NS not stated