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Table 5 Patient-nominated Daily Routine Disruption Problems During and After Grade 4 Episodes of Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia

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

Patient-nominated Daily Routine Disruption Problems Frequency Per Interview (N = 100) n (%) Frequency Per Patient (N = 34) n (%)
Loss of daily routine ("Cannot live life like I used to") 42 (42%) 19 (56%)
Unable to engage in normal physical activities 39 (39%) 19 (56%)
Difficulties with household activities (eg cooking) 34 (34%) 19 (56%)
Unable to work like before 27 (27%) 13 (38%)
Laying around more and napping 25 (22%) 18 (53%)
Unable to engage in normal non-physical hobbies 23 (23%) 16 (47%)
Unable to attend religious services 21 (21%) 12 (35%)
Difficulties with childcare 9 (9%) 6 (18 %)
  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.