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Table 1 Sample characteristics at baseline assessment

From: Case management vocational rehabilitation for women with breast cancer after surgery: a feasibility study incorporating a pilot randomised controlled trial

  All (n= 18) Intervention (n= 7) Control (n= 11)
  n % n % n %
Treatment hospital       
Perth Royal Infirmary 7 38.9 3 42.9 4 36.4
Ninewells Hospital 7 38.9 3 42.9 4 36.4
Western General Hospital 4 22.2 1 14.3 3 27.3
Vocational rehabilitation service area     
Lothian 4 22.2 1 14.3 3 27.3
Tayside 14 77.8 6 85.7 8 72.7
Age (at surgery)       
30-39 1 5.6 1 14.3 0 0
40-49 6 33.3 2 28.6 4 36.4
50-59 10 55.6 3 42.9 7 63.6
60-65 1 5.6 1 14.3 0 0
Mean [SD] 50.5 [5.5] 49.7 [7.6] 51.0 [3.9]
Median 50   50   51  
Min 37   37   45  
Max 63   63   59  
Breast cancer diagnosis       
Stage 0 (DCIS) 2 11.1 1 14.3 1 9.1
Stage I 3 16.7 2 28.6 1 9.1
Stage II 8 44.4 3 42.9 5 45.5
Stage III 5 27.8 1 14.3 4 36.4
Co-morbidities       
Yes 6 33.3 2 28.6 4 36.4
No 12 66.7 5 71.4 7 63.9
Employment status       
Full time 11 61.1 6 85.7 5 45.5
Part time 7 38.9 1 14.3 6 54.5
Hours worked per week       
Less than 20 2 11.1 1 14.3 1 9.1
20-39 5 27.8 0 0 5 45.5
30-39 9 50 4 57.1 5 45.5
40-49 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 or more 2 11.1 2 28.6 0 0
Mean [SD] 32.5 [10.0] 37.1 [11.7] 29.6 [8.0]
Median 36.3   36.5   28  
Min 15   15   18  
Max 50   50   38  
Job role       
Manager 7 38.9 3 42.9 4 36.4
Foreman or supervisor 2 11.1 2 28.6 0 0
Other employee 9 50.0 2 28.6 7 63.6
Employment sector       
Healthcare 3 16.7 0 0 3 27.3
Education 4 22.2 2 28.6 2 18.2
Service 3 16.7 1 14.3 2 18.2
Social care 2 11.1 1 14.3 1 9.1
Retail 2 11.1 2 28.6 0 0
Entertainment 1 5.6 1 14.3 0 0
Civil service 2 11.1 0 0 2 18.2
Media 1 5.6 0 0 1 9.1
Household income (£)       
Less than 20,000 2 11.1 0 0 2 18.2
20,000 - 29,999 5 27.8 4 57.1 1 9.1
30,000 - 39,999 6 33.3 1 14.3 5 45.5
40,000 - 49,999 1 5.6 1 14.3 0 0
50,000 and above 3 16.7 1 14.3 2 18.2
Not reported 1 5.6 0 0 1 9.1