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Table 3 Baseline responses to the study questionnaires: patients

From: Assessment of the psychosocial and economic impact according to sex in non-small cell lung cancer patients: an exploratory longitudinal study

Parameter Arm A Arm B p valuec
(Male) (Female)
(N = 229) (N = 104)
n % n %
Family functionality (APGAR)      0.6961
 Functional 190 83 86 83  
 Moderately dysfunctional 10 4 5 5  
 Severely dysfunctional 2 1 2 2  
 Missing 27 12 11 10  
Partner relationshipa      0.3235
 n 137 46  
 Improved 37 27 18 39  
 Worsened 3 2 0 0  
 Not changed 94 69 28 61  
 Missing 3 2 0 0  
Social support (DUKE)      0.5372
 Normal 177 77 85 82  
 Low 7 3 5 5  
 Missing 45 20 14 13  
Economic situationb      0.3476
 Better 0 0 1 1  
 The same 121 53 49 47  
 A little bit worse 55 24 29 28  
 Much worse 18 8 10 10  
 Missing 35 15 15 14  
  1. aScore obtained for the question “How has your relationship with your partner changed during the last month?” This item only applies to patients who have a partner (134/157 men who answered that question and 46/63 women who answered that question)
  2. bScore obtained for the question “Has the disease you suffer from affected your household finances in any way?” This item only applies to patients who have a partner (134/157 men who answered that question and 46/63 women who answered that question)
  3. cFisher’s exact test