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Table 1 Characteristics of the cancer survivors

From: The Quality of Working Life Questionnaire for Cancer Survivors (QWLQ-CS): a Pre-test Study

  N = 19
Demographic characteristics
 Age (mean in years ± SD) 51 ± 11
  N (%)
 Gender - male 10 (53)
 Marital status Married/living with a partner 17 (90)
Single 2 (11)
 Country of origin Holland 15 (79)
India 1 (5)
Singapore 1 (5)
Ghana 1 (5)
Surinam 1 (5)
Clinical characteristics
 Diagnosis Lymphoma 3 (16)
Leukaemia 4 (21)
Prostate cancer 3 (16)
Breast cancer 5 (26)
Colon cancer 5 (26)
Laryngeal cancer 1 (5)
 Year of cancer diagnosis 1995 1 (5)
2007 1 (5)
2009 3 (16)
2010 3 (16)
2011 5 (26)
2012 6 (32)
2013 2 (11)
 Treatment Surgery 11 (58)
Chemotherapy 12 (63)
Radiotherapy 13 (68)
Other (e.g. stem cell transplant, hormone therapy) 6 (32)
Work characteristics
 Education Secondary education 4 (21)
Intermediate vocational education 3 (16)
Higher professional education 6 (32)
Academic education 6 (32)
 Work contract Permanent position 15 (79)
Self-employed 4 (21)
 Contract hours Full-time 11 (58)
Part-time (12–32 hours) 7 (37)
 Breadwinner position Sole or shared 17 (89)
 Occupational sector Banking 3 (16)
Health care and pharmacy 1 (5)
Public services 1 (5)
Facility management 1 (5)
Trade and retail businesses 1 (5)
ICT 2 (11)
Legal/juridical 1 (5)
Police/security 1 (5)
Educational 1 (5)
Corporate services 3 (16)
Other 4 (21)