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Table 1 Sociodemographic, medical characteristics on study participants

From: Does Jacobson’s relaxation technique reduce consumption of psychotropic and analgesic drugs in cancer patients? A multicenter pre–post intervention study

  TOTAL   
Number Percent 95%CI
Medical center
 University Hospital “Marques de Valdecilla”, Cantabria. 16 6.02 3.14–8.89
 “Fundación Alcorcón” Hospital, Madrid. 35 13.16 9.08–17.24
 University Hospital of Getafe, Madrid. 17 6.39 3.44–9.34
 University Hospital of Fuenlabrada, Madrid. 52 19.55 14.76–24.34
 Catalan Institute of Oncology, University Hospital of Bellvitge, Barcelona. 35 13.16 9.08–17..24
 Catalan Institute of Oncology, University Hospital “Germans Trias i Pujol”, Barcelona. 45 16.92 12.39–21.44
 Hospital “Sierrallana”, Cantabria. 4 1.50 0.03–2.97
 Hospital of Navarra, Navarra. 47 17.67 13.06–22.27
 Hospital of Salamanca, Salamanca. 5 1.88 0.24–3.52
 University Hospital “Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda”, Madrid. 10 3.76 1.46–6.06
 AGE (years) Mean [SD] 52.56 [11.33]  
Gender
 Female 203 76.32 71.18–81.45
 Male 63 23.68 18.55–28.82
Marital status
 Married 178 66.92 61.24–72.6
 Single 39 14.66 10.39–18.93
 Divorced 11 4.14 1.73–6.54
 Widowed 10 3.76 1.46–6.06
 Separated 11 4.14 1.73–6.54
 Domestic partnership 17 6.39 3.44–9.34
Educational level
 Elementary 131 49.25 43.21–55.28
 Secondary 87 32.71 27.04–38.37
 University 48 18.05 13.4–22.69
Cancer diagnosis
 Lung 31 11.65 7.78–15.52
 Digestive 36 13.53 9.4–17.66
 Head and neck 5 1.88 0.24–3.52
 Gynecological 139 52.26 46.23–58.29
 Urinary 7 2.63 0,7–4.56
 Hematological malignancies 41 15.41 11.05–19.77
 Others 7 2.63 0.7–4.56
Cancer therapy
 Chemotherapy 256 96.24 93.94–98.54
 Radiotherapy 121 45.49 39.48–51.5
 Hormone therapy 52 19.55 14.76–24.34
 Biological therapy 50 18.80 14.08–23.51
 Surgery to remove cancer 147 55.26 49.26–61.27
Side effects of cancer treatment
 No 35 13.16 9.08–17.24
 Yes 231 86.84 82.76–90.92
Cancer pain
 No 142 53.38 47.36–59.41
 Yes 124 46.62 40.59–52.64
Use of analgesics
 No  
 Yes 124 100
Use of anxiolytics
 No 182 68.42 62.81–74.03
 Yes 84 31.58 25.97–37.19
Use of antidepressants
 No 234 87.97 84.04–91.9
 Yes 32 12.03 8.1–15.96
Use of hypnotics
 No 208 78.20 73.21–83.18
 Yes 58 21.80 16.82–26.79
Symptoms of inclusion in the study
 Anxiety 261 98.12 96.48–99.76
 Insomnia 37 13.91 9.73–18.09
 Sadness 15 5.64 2.85–8.42
 Muscle tension 3 1.13 0–2.4
  1. SD Standard deviation, CI Confidence interval