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Table 1 Sample Characteristics

From: Identifying symptom recurrences in primary brain tumor patients using the MDASI-BT and qualitative interviews

  n = 23 %
Gender
 Male 11 48%
 Female 12 52%
Race
 Black or African American 2 9%
 White 19 83%
 Asian 1 4%
 American Indian/ Alaskan Native 1 4%
Age
 Range 23–62
 Median 53
Education
 High school 7 32%
 Associate degree 2 9%
 College graduate 5 23%
 Post-graduate 3 14%
 Other 5 23%
Employment Status
 Full-time 6 32%
 Part-time 3 16%
 Retired 3 16%
 Unemployed due to dx 6 32%
 Unemployed prior to dx 1 5%
Diagnosis
 Astrocytoma 5 22%
 GBM 11 48%
 Oligodendroglioma 7 30%
Current Imaging results
 Postop Newly Diagnosed 3 13%
 Stable 16 70%
 Progression 3 13%
 Postop Progression 1 4%
History of Recurrence
 No 12 52%
 Yes (first time) 5 22%
 Yes (repeated) 6 26%
Treatment Group
 Newly Diagnosed 2 9%
 On-treatment 13 57%
 Follow-up 8 35%
aKPS
 70–80 5 22%
 90–100 18 79%
  1. N = 23
  2. aTreatment Groups KPS rating: Newly Diagnosed: 90 = 2(100%), On-treatment: 70–80 = 5 (39%), 90–100 = 8 (62%), Follow-up 90–100 = 8 (100%)