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Table 1 Acceptance or refusal by 97 cancer inpatients to compile the questionnaire using a mobile phone as related to patient characteristics

From: A Wireless Health Outcomes Monitoring System (WHOMS): development and field testing with cancer patients using mobile phones

Characteristics Accepted (n = 56) % Rejected (n = 41) % Total (n = 97) % (n)
Gender    
   Male 57 43 31 (30)
   Female 58 42 69 (67)
Age (years)    
   Mean (SD) 45 (13.0) 61 (9.2) 52 (13.9)
Years of education    
   Mean (SD) 12 (3.5) 7 (3.4) 10 (4.2)
Primary tumor site    
   Colon-rectum 55 45 32 (31)
   Uterine or ovarian 50 50 14 (14)
   Breast 59 41 35 (34)
   Other 67 33 19 (18)
Setting/surgical unit    
   Senology 59 41 35 (34)
   Gynaecologic 50 50 14 (14)
   Endoscopy 60 40 15 (15)
   Colo-rectal 47 53 18 (17)
   Melanoma & sarcoma 71 29 18 (17)
Communication technology use The number of patients who used a particular technology at least once in the week prior to hospital admission.    
Mobile phone call    
   Yes 66 34 82 (80)
   No 18 82 18 (17)
Sent SMS message    
   Yes 95 5 41 (40)
   No 32 68 59 (57)
Internet    
   Yes 89 11 37 (36)
   No 39 61 63 (61)
Email    
   Yes 90 10 32 (31)
   No 42 58 68 (66)