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Table 1 Study characteristics

From: Health care needs of cancer survivors in general practice: a systematic review

Author & year Study design* Nr. of participants Mean age at interview** Sex: male (%) Cancer type** Specification of cancer type** Study country
Qualitative studies
Eardley 1990 [25] I 44 71 91 Mix bladder and prostate UK
Hudson 2012 [26] I 42 65 (47–80) 43 Mix 24 breast, 18 prostate USA
Khan 2011 [30] I 40 20% <60 25% 61–70 40% 71–80 15% >81 45 Mix 15 breast, 13 CRC, 12 prostate UK
Rozmovits 2004 [33] I 39 60 (33–87) 51 CRC   UK
Adams 2011 [24] I 38 21% <50 37% 50–70 42% >70 50 Mix 9 breast, 6 prostate, 4 CRC, 4 head/neck, 3 lung, 3 melanoma, 2 testis, 2 gynaecologic, 2 Hodgkin, 1 NHL, 1 bladder, 1 renal UK
Norman 2001 [32] I 25 58 (28–84) 44 Mix 11 primary cancer sites, most common: breast and lung Canada
Kantsiper 2009 [28] G 21 - 0 Breast   USA
Sahay 2000 [34] I 20 65 (48–87) - CRC   Canada
Aabom 2009 [23] I^ 16 65 (50–80) 75 Mix 6 rectum, 8 colon, 2 pancreas Denmark
Kendall 2006 [29] G 16 53 (35–70) 50 Mix 3 breast, 3 bowel, 3 haematological, 2 prostate, 1 testis, 1 Hodgkin, 1 lung, 2 unknown UK
Lydon 2009 [31] G 6 64 (52–73) 0 Ovarian   UK
Jiwa 2006 [27] G - - - Breast   
Quantitative studies
Cheung 2009 [35] - 431 57 (16–91) 27 Mix 216 breast, 43 genitourinary, 39 hematologic, 30 gastrointestinal, 26 head/neck, 21 lung, 17 gynaecologic, 28 other, 21 unreported USA
Sisler 2004 [37] - 200 16% ≤49 17% 50–59 30% 60–69 37% ≥70 45 Mix 54 breast, 39 prostate, 24 CRC, 25 lung, 14 reproductive organs, 56 other Canada
De Padova 2011 [36] - 32 36 (22–60) 100 Testis   Italy
  1. - = not mentioned/not applicable.
  2. *I = individual; ˆ = together with next of kin; G = group.
  3. **CRC = colorectal cancer, NHL = non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
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