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Table 1 Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics of the Study Sample (n = 146)

From: The McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire-Revised (MQOL-R). Psychometric properties and validation of a Brazilian version on palliative care patients: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Frequency (%) or mean (SD) Median (IQ 25–75)
Sex
 Male/female 78 (53.4%)/68 (46.6%)  
Hospitalized
 Yes/no 64 (43.8%)/82 (56.2%)  
Education (years) 6.81 (4.17) 6 (0; 17)
65.16 (14.04) 66 (58; 75)
Karnofsky performance status scale (KPS) 59.18 (21.38) 50 (40; 80)
Score ≤ 60/score > 61 42.77 (10.74)/80.79 (9.03) 50 (20; 60)/80 (70; 100)
Score NPS (0–10), most of the time in the last 24 h
 Cancer (yes/no) 4.4 (3.61)/4.74 (3.99) 5 (0; 10)/6 (0; 10)
Score on NPS (0–10) after use pain medication
 Cancer (yes/no) 2 (2.83)/2.21 (2.69) 0 (0; 10)/0 (0; 8)
Primary cancer clinical diagnosis Frequency (%)  
Palliative care patients without cancer 44 (30)  
Lung carcinoma 15 (10)  
Head and neck cancer 15 (10)  
Melanoma 4 (3)  
Breast cancer 9 (6)  
Adenocarcinoma 6 (4)  
Esophagus cancer 9 (6)  
Prostate carcinoma 13 (9)  
Bowel cancer 1 (1)  
Colorectal cancer 5 (3)  
Stomach cancer 7 (5)  
Lymphoma 1 (1)  
Hepatoma 2 (1)  
Endometrial cancer 4 (3)  
Kidney cancer 2 (1)  
Bladder cancer 2 (1)  
Diagnosis to be confirmed 7 (5)