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Table 1 Sociodemographic and medical characteristics of the participants (N = 399)

From: Psychometric evaluation of the German version of the Patient Satisfaction with Cancer-related Care questionnaire

  n %
Age in Years
 Mean (SD) 394 57.1 (15.7)
Sex
 Female 170 42.6
 Male 228 57.1
 Missing values 1 0.3
Highest educational degree
 University 126 31.6
 13 years of school education 75 18.8
 10 years of school education 119 29.8
 8 or 9 years of school education 72 18.0
 No school certificate after 8 or 9 years of school education 3 0.8
 Missing values 4 1.0
Marital Status
 Married, committed relationship 257 64.4
 Single 79 19.8
 Widowed 24 6.0
 Divorced/living separated 36 9.2
 Missing values 3 0.8
Professional situation
 Retired 173 43.3
 Working full-time 127 31.8
 Working part-time 37 9.4
 Unemployed 20 5.0
 Other 40 10.0
 Missing values 2 0.5
Treatment setting
 Outpatient 332 83.2
 Inpatient 64 16.0
 Missing values 3 0.8
Cancer type a
 Lymphoma 59 14.8
 Breast 53 13.3
 Prostate 50 12.5
 Leukemia 37 9.3
 Lung 28 7.0
 Brain 25 6.3
 Myeloma 19 4.8
 Mouth, throat, esophagus 18 4.5
 Colon 18 4.5
 Pancreas 18 4.5
 Other 174 43.9
 Missing values 15 3.8
Self-perceived Health Status b
 Mean (SD) 394 4.6 (1.3)
Comorbidities a
 No comorbidity 127 32.2
 Heart diseases or diseases of the circulatory system 52 13.2
 Endocrine diseases 33 8.4
 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and inflammatory diseases 31 7.8
 Diseases of the respiratory system 31 7.8
 Skin diseases 23 5.8
 Other diseases 98 24.8
  1. amultiple selection possible
  2. brange from 1 = “very poor” to 7 = “excellent”