Table 1.

Equivalence of the assessment-only and intervention arms on sociodemographic, prognostic, and cancer treatments received variables (n = 62)

VariablesAssessment only (n = 33)Intervention (n = 29)
Mean (SD)/%Mean (SD)/%
Sociodemographic variables at recurrence
    Age (y)52.2 (10.8)55.5 (11.9)
    Race (% Caucasian)9490
    Education (y)14.0 (2.3)14.9 (2.7)
    Marital status (% married)6766
    Family income (thousand $/year)51.6 (39.7)54.2 (40.6)
Initial diagnosis
    Stage (II vs. III, % II)9186
    Nodes (number positive)4.8 (7.3)4.9 (9.1)
    ER/PR (% positive)5555
Treatments for initial diagnosis
    Surgery (% modified radical mastectomy)6162
    Chemotherapy (% yes)8583
    Radiation therapy (% yes)4945
    Hormonal therapy (% yes)7362
Recurrence diagnosis
    Median disease-free interval (mo)26.033.0
    Site of recurrent disease (%)
        Local2918
        Regional07
        Distant7175
            Bone only4533
            Distant, other5567
Treatments for recurrence diagnosis
    Surgery (% yes)*4314
    Chemotherapy (% yes)4757
    Radiation therapy (% yes)4018
    Hormonal therapy (% yes)4750
    Bone marrow transplantation (% yes)311
  • *Significant group difference, P < 0.05.

  • *Significant group difference, P < 0.05.