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Table 2 Characteristics of professionals attending the focus groups (n = 20)

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

  Area of knowledge (N)
Researchers Psychologist-researcher cancer 2
  Researcher Cancer care 1
  Professor Psychiatry of elderly 1
  Researcher Cognition of elderly 1
  Psychologist and expert of educational booklets 1
  TOTAL 6
  Male 3
  Female 3
Experts of patient-provider Education adviser and communication trainer 3
communication Representative of cancer patient association 1
  Policymaker Care and Elderly (government) 2
  Social worker Cancer Institute 1
  Coordinator Nursing Department 1
  TOTAL 8
  Male 1
  Female 7
(Oncology) nurses Oncology nurse (specialist) 3
  Oncology nurse 2
  Nurse-practitioner Oncology 1
  TOTAL 6
  Male 0
  Female 6