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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Post-discharge symptoms following fast-track colonic cancer surgery: a phenomenological hermeneutic study

Gender Age Co-habitation Discharge day* ECOG at discharge ECOG at interview Day of interview** Adjuvant treatment Employment status
Female 55 yes 2 2 1 14 yes Working
Female 59 yes 2 2 1 12 no Working
Female 64 no 3 3 1 14 no Retired
Female 74 yes 2 2 1 13 no Retired
Female 79 no 3 2 1 15 yes Retired
Male 82 yes 2 2 0 14 no Retired
Male 82 yes 2 2 1 14 no Retired
  1. ECOG = The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance. ECOG score from 0–5 (0 = fully active, 5 = death).
  2. Adjuvant treatment = Chemotherapy starting 2–3 weeks postoperatively. Discharge day* = days after surgery. Day of interview** = days after surgery.