Table 1

Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics

Total patients (N=201)N (%)
Age (n, range)67 (23–94)
Sex: Female92 (46)
Occupation
 Retired132 (66)
 Employed32 (16)
 Homemaker4 (2)
 Other33 (16)
Educational level
 Without studies3 (1)
 Primary school74 (37)
 High school35 (18)
 Vocational training31 (15)
 University58 (29)
Marital status
 Single27 (13)
 Married or with a partner120 (60)
 Widower27 (13)
 Separated, divorced17 (9)
 Other10 (5)
Religious practice
 Practising and believer94 (47)
 Non-practising and believer78 (39)
 Not believer29 (14)
History of depression23 (11)
History of anxiety disorder15 (7)
Primary tumour
 Gastrointestinal system63 (32)
 Respiratory system42 (21)
 Reproductive system45 (22)
 Excretory system23 (11)
 Others25 (14)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis3 (1)
Chronic disease1 (1)
Information
 Suspect or known diagnostic but does not speak5 (3)
 Diagnostic but not prognostic97 (48)
 Diagnostic and prognostic99 (49)
Treatment received (last 3 months)
 None48 (24)
 QT89 (44)
 RT20 (10)
 QT+RT12 (6)
 Other32 (16)
Functional status (Karnofsky)
 <5023 (11)
 50–70151 (76)
 >7027 (13)
  • QT, chemotherapy; RT, radiotherapy.