Table 2

Characteristics of FU1 analytic sample n = 94

Characteristic

% (n)

Mean (sd)


Sociodemographics

Age (years)

51.4 (6.2)

38–44

16.0% (15)

45–50

21.3% (20)

51–55

28.7% (27)

56–61

34.0% (32)

Current partner status:

No partner

12.8 (12)

Marriage-like partner

7.4 (7)

Married

79.8 (75)

Educational level:

High school or less

18.1 (17)

Some college

56.4 (53)

Post-college

25.5 (24)

Employed

77.7 (73)

Medical Factors

Initial mastectomy/reconstruction:

No mastectomy

54.2 (51)

Mastectomy, no reconstruction

21.3 (20)

Mastectomy, reconstruction

24.5 (23)

Initial chemotherapy:

No

23.4 (22)

Yes

76.6 (72)

Initial radiation therapy:

No

34.4 (32)

Yes

65.6 (61)

Age at diagnosis (years)

41.61 (6.07)

Time since diagnosis (mean)

9.9 years

Currently undergoing treatment

No

88.3 (83)

Yes

11.7 (11)

Treatment since baseline

Mastectomy since baseline

10.6 (10)

Reconstruction since baseline

18.1 (17)

Chemotherapy since baseline

9.6 (9)

Radiation since baseline

7.4 (7)

Recurrence since baseline

13.8 (13)

Other cancer since baseline

7.4 (7)

General health (5-point scale)

2.29 (0.95)

Total Symptom Score

26.3 (2.2)

Overall quality of life (visual analogue)

70.0 (20.8)


Avis et al. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:92   doi:10.1186/1477-7525-4-92

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