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Table 1 Sample description

From: Oncologists’ perception of depressive symptoms in patients with advanced cancer: accuracy and relational correlates

  201 Patients 28 Oncologists
Variables n (%) M SD n M SD
Age   61.97 11.49   46.86 7.77
Gender       
Men 55 (27.4)    10 (35.7)   
Women 146 (72.6)    18 (64.3)   
Years of education / practice   2.64 .91   18.23 8.91
Cancer site       
Breast 91 (45.3)      
Colorectal 42 (20.9)      
Lung 30 (14.9)      
Other 38 (18.9)      
Patient statusa   1.08 .91    
Physician specialty       
Medical oncology     20 (71.4)   
Radiology     1 (3.6)   
Palliative care     5 (17.9)   
Other     3 (10.7)   
Patient Depression (BDI-SF, 0–24)   3.46 3.33   3.94 3.50
Patient Distress (DT, 0–10)   1.80 1.60   3.07 1.73
  1. Note. a0 = normal activity; 1 = some symptoms, but still near fully ambulatory; 2 = < 50% of daytime in bed; 3 = > 50%; 4 = completely bedridden.