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Table 1 Patients characteristics

From: Impact of the occurrence of a response shift on the determination of the minimal important difference in a health-related quality of life score over time

  Number Percent
Hospital
 Dijon 271 71.1
 Nancy 74 19.4
 Reims 18 4.7
 Strasbourg 18 4.7
Inclusion criteria
 Confirmed primary breast cancer 242 63.5
 Suspicion of primary breast cancer 138 36.2
 Unknown 1 0.3
Cancer
 Confirmed 337 89.2
 Not confirmed 41 10.0
 Unknown 3 0.8
Stage (AJCC)
 0 78 20.5
 1 135 35.4
 2 118 31
 3 or 4 15 4
 Unknown 35 9.1
Lymph node dissection (LND)
 Axillary LND 138 36.2
 Sentinel lymph node biopsy 131 34.4
 ALND + SLNB 32 8.4
 No LND 75 19.7
 Unknown 5 1.3
Surgery type
 Mastectomy 124 32.6
 No mastectomy 241 63.3
 Unknown 16 4.2
Chemotherapy
 Yes 155 40.7
 No 218 57.2
 Unknown 8 2.1
Radiotherapy
 Yes 254 66.7
 No 119 31.2
 Unknown 8 2.1
Hormone therapy
 Yes 170 44.6
 No 203 53.3
 Unknown 8 2.1