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Table 1 Factors associated with recall among women with informational needs & women with practical or psychosocial needs

From: Breast cancer patients’ recall of receiving patient assistance services

  Recalled Informational help (N = 140) Did not recall Informational Help (N = 62) P Recalled Practical or Psychosocial Help (N = 31) Did not recall Practical or Psychosocial help (N = 48) P
Age (yrs) mean ± SD 57 ± 11.9 58 ± 10.0 0.62 56 ± 10.6 56 ± 12.1 0.78
Race    0.35    0.49
Black 30 (22%) 19 (32%)   7 (24%) 14 (30%)  
White 45 (34%) 18 (31%)   9 (31%) 9 (19%)  
Hispanic 59 (44%) 22 (37%)   13 (45%) 24 (51%)  
High school graduate 102 (73%) 45 (73%) 0.97 20 (65%) 34 (71%) 0.56
Insurance    0.36    0.78
Medicare 21 (15%) 13 (21%)   4 (13%) 9 (19%)  
Medicaid/Non-Insured 51 (36%) 17 (27%)   14 (45%) 21 (44%)  
Commercial 68 (49%) 32 (52%)   13 (42%) 18 (38%)  
Income < $15,000/year 46 (33%) 19 (31%) 0.76 11 (35%) 17 (35%) 0.99
English speaking 81 (58%) 39 (63%) 0.50 18 (58%) 22 (46%) 0.29
Needs met 112 (80%) 0 <0.001* 18 (58%) 3 (6%) <0.001*
Radiation treatment received 93 (67%) 45 (73%) 0.42 21 (68%) 34 (71%) 0.77
Chemotherapy received 88 (63%) 34 (56%) 0.31 20 (65%) 30 (63%) 0.86
Hormonal therapy received 99 (71%) 48 (79%) 0.27 24 (77%) 34 (71%) 0.52
Trust MD, mean ± SD+ 94 ± 8.4 92 ± 8.2 0.07 93 ± 9.1 92 ± 9.7 0.68
Instrumental Social Support, mean ± SD+ 67 ± 27.3 70 ± 24.4 0.48 71 ± 29.5 67 ± 25.2 0.50
Emotional Social Support, mean ± SD+ 79 ± 19.3 79 ± 18.8 0.83 77 ± 21.2 78 ± 19.6 0.91
SF-12, Physical Health, mean ± SD+ 44 ± 11.7 46 ± 10.3 0.20 45 ± 9.0 44 ±11.4 0.53
SF-12, Mental Health, mean ± SD+ 49 ± 11.4 46 ± 10.1 0.08 48 ± 13.4 48 ± 12.4 0.93
  1. +Scores scaled to 100.