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Table 1 Demography of the intervention and control groups

From: Evaluation of a brief pilot psychoeducational support group intervention for family caregivers of cancer patients: a quasi-experimental mixed-methods study

Demographic variables Intervention (n = 56)
N
Control (n = 41)
N
Age (in years)
 21-30 7 8
 31-40 12 9
 41-50 13 12
 51-60 16 9
 61-64 6 3
  > 64 2 0
Gender
 Male 21 13
 Female 35 28
Ethnicity
 Chinese 31 26
 Others 25 15
Cancer Type
 Breast 11 11
 Nasopharynx/Throat/Oral 3 3
 Gyne 4 0
 Pancreas 1 5
 Blood 11 7
 Lung 4 6
 Gastrointestinal 12 7
 Brain tumour 1 0
 Renal 3 2
 Prostate 1 0
 Multi-site 4 0
Cancer Stage
 Early 13 15
 Advanced 41 23
Education
 Primary: Incomplete/PSLE certification 3 3
 Secondary: Incomplete/ITE/N/O Levels 15 6
 Pre-university: A Levels/Polytechnic Diploma 11 13
 University: Undergraduate/Postgraduate degree 27 18
Incomea
 Less than $2000 12 12
 $2000 to $7999 26 15
 $8000 and above 10 6
 Do not know/prefer not to say 8 8
Relationship with care recipient
 Spouse 21 13
 Child 15 17
 Others 20 10
Treatment care recipient is currently undergoing/has undergoneb
 Radiotherapy 11 8
 Chemotherapy 41 33
 Surgery 10 7
Length of care provided (in months)
 0 to 6 34 16
 7 to 12 4 9
 13 to 18 4 2
 19 to 24 3 1
  > 25 11 8
  1. aIncome brackets follow those specified in the Department of Statistics Singapore. Refer to Key Household Characteristics and Household Income Trends, 2011 http://s3.amazonaws.com/zanran_storage/www.singstat.gov.sg/ContentPages/2546294586.pdf
  2. bTreatment type was binary coded as yes/no as care recipient may be receiving/have received more than one type of treatment