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Table 1 Participants’ demographics and patients medical characteristics (n = 272)

From: Psychometric properties of the 45-item supportive care needs survey—partners and caregivers - Dutch (SCNS-P&C45-D) in partners of patients with breast cancer

Participants’ demographics No. (%)
Nationality (Dutch) 271 (99.6%)
Gender Man 265 (97.4%)
Women 7 (2.6%)
Gender patient Women 270 (99.3%)
Man 2 (0.7%)
Age, mean (SD), years (n = 271) 61.4 (10,6)
Married and/or cohabited 265 (97.4%)
Duration of the relationship 1–5 years 10 (3.7%)
6–10 years 12 (4.4%)
11–20 years 34 (12.5%)
> 20 years 216 (79.4%)
Children Yes, living independently 155 (57%)
Yes, living at home 77 (28.3)
No 37 (13.6)
No, but a desire to have children 3 (1.1)
Educationa, mean (SD) (n = 271) 4.99 (1.4)
Occupationb (n = 271) Paid work 141 (52%)
  Retirement 114 (42.1%)
Disablement insurance act or sick leave 12 (4.4%)
Other 21 (7.7%) 7,7
Type of hospital General hospitals 142 (52,2%)
  University hospitals 130 (47,8%)
Medical characteristics of the patients No. (%)
Time since diagnosis (n = 272) In the last month 2 (0.7%), 7
1–6 months 50 (18.4%)
6–12 months 65 (23.9%)
1–2 year 83 (30.5%)
2–5 year 72 (26.5%)
Received treatment (n = 270) Radiotherapy (RT) 171 (63.3%) 63,3
  Chemotherapy (CT) 131 (48.5%) 48,5
  Immunotherapy (IT) 12 (4.4%) 4,4
  Hormonal therapy (HT) 3 (1.1%) 1,1
  No addition therapy finished 44 (16.3%) 16,3
Current treatment (n = 270) (RT or CT or IT or HT) 159 (58.9%) 58,9
  (RT or CT or IT) 46 (17%) 17,0
  (RT or CT) 36 (13.3%) 13,3
  1. a According to the Dutch standardized scoring system (range 1–7) in which 1 is no education and 7 is university
  2. b Multiple answers possible, answers do not app up to 100%