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Table 6 Patient-nominated Negative Thought and Self Evaluation Changes During and After Grade 4 Episodes of Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia

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

Patient-nominated Negative Thought and Self Evaluation Changes Frequency Per Interview (N = 100) n (%) Frequency Per Patient (N = 34) n (%)
Feeling of dread about coming for chemotherapy 10 (10%) 9 (27%)
Worrying about paying for extra care needed 9 (9%) 5 (15%)
Feeling useless/helpless, letting people down 7 (7%) 6 (18%)
Sense of loss of independence 6 (6%) 5 (15%)
Worrying about being around other sick people 5 (5%) 5 (15%)
  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.