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Table 8 Patient-nominated Social Relationship Changes During and After Grade 4 Episodes of Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia

From: Experiencing neutropenia: Quality of life interviews with adult cancer patients

Patient-nominated Social Relationship Changes Frequency Per Interview (N = 100) n (%) Frequency Per Patient (N = 34) n (%)
Decreased social contacts and activity 38 (38%) 20 (59%)
Avoiding crowds 17 (17%) 11 (32%)
Other people getting on my nerves 10 (10%) 8 (24%)
Feeling lonely and isolated 6 (6%) 6 (18%)
Withdrawing and keeping to myself 6 (6%) 4 (12%)
  1. Note: Thirty-four patients completed 100 interviews with each patient contributing between 1 and 4 interviews. To be included in the table, the complaint had to have been nominated within at least 5% of the interviews.