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Table 2 Summary table of study characteristics

From: Health-related quality of life among long-term (≥5 years) prostate cancer survivors by primary intervention: a systematic review

Characteristic Frequency
Study Design Randomized controlled trial
Observational prospective cohort study
Observational retrospective cohort study
3
7
3
Recruitment Monocentric hospital-based
Multicentral hospital-based
Population-based
9
1
3
Comparison: intervention vs. general populationa RP EBRT ADT WW AS  
X      2
  Xb     5
   X    1
    X   1
     X 1
Comparison: intervention vs. interventiona RP EBRT ADT WW AS  
X X    X 1
X Xd     1
X X     1
  X vs. Xc     1
  Xc X    1
  X    X 1
  X   X   1
X X X X   1
X Xe   X   1
X Xf     1
Sample sizes (total population) <100
101 – 200
780
1463 (after 5 years since randomization) respectively 1413 participants (6 years since randomization)
6
5
1
1
Years since diagnosis/
randomization
Long-term survivors (5-10 years after diagnosis)
Very long-term survivors (10 + years after diagnosis)
10
3
Stage at diagnosis Localized (T1/T2) PC
Locally advanced (T3/T4 any N1/M1) PC
Localized & locally advanced PC
No information
3
2
7
1
Recurrent PC survivors No information
Excluded
Included
10
1g
2
Progressive PC survivors No information
Excluded
Included
5
3
5
  1. aSome studies had multiple comparisons
  2. b“Plus ADT and/or clinical progression”
  3. cPlus ADT
  4. dBrachytherapy
  5. eEBRT-C — Conventional radiation; EBRT-HD — High-dose mixed-beam radiation; EBRT-LD — Low-dose mixed-beam radiation; EBRT-MB — Standard protocol/mixed-beam radiation; EBRT-PB — Proton beam radiation
  6. fBrachytherapy
  7. gExcluded because they died