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Table 1 Characteristics of patients and proxies attending the focus groups (n = 18)

From: Older cancer patients' information and support needs surrounding treatment: An evaluation through the eyes of patients, relatives and professionals

  Patients focus groups Patients interviews Proxies Total
Gender     
Male 6 2 1 9
Female 3 3 3 9
     18
Age (SD) 66.67 (5.31) 70.40 (2.79) 66.25 (5.91) 67.61 (4.95)
Education level     
   Low 3 5 2 10
   Middle 3 - - 3
   High 3 - 2 5
Diagnosis     
   Breast cancer 2 -   
   Prostate 2 -   
   Lung cancer 1 4   
   Ovary cancer 1 1   
   Multiple myeloma 1 -   
   Lymph gland cancer 1 -   
   Colorectal cancer 1 -   
Treatment     
n patients (number of treatments (M))     
   Chemotherapy 6 (10.67) 5 (2)   
   Operation 7 (1.71)    
   Radiotherapy 4 (28.25)