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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants who participated in the stakeholder engagement meeting (Step 2) and alpha testing (Step 4)

From: The "Begin Exploring Fertility Options, Risks and Expectations" (BEFORE) decision aid: development and alpha testing of a fertility tool for premenopausal breast cancer patients

Demographic Characteristics Stakeholder Engagement Meeting (n = 28) Alpha Testing (n = 17)
Type of Stakeholder
 Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility Specialist 4 1
 General Surgeon (Specializing in Breast Cancer) 2
 Medical Oncologist 3 3
 Registered Nurse 2
 Social Worker 1
 General Practitioner 2
 Decision Aid Expert 2
 Patient Education Specialist 1
 Breast Cancer Survivor 8 10
 Cancer Organization and Advocate Representatives 5
 Cancer Survivorship Expert 1
Location (All Stakeholders)
 Ontario 21 12
 British Columbia 4 3
 Québec 1 1
 Alberta 1
 Saskatchewan 1
 Newfoundland 1
Hospital Setting (Health Care Providers)
 Community 3 3
 Academic 9 4
Children Prior to Cancer Diagnosis (Survivors)
 Yes 3
 No 6
 Unknown (did not provide answer) 1
Relationship Status at Diagnosis (Survivors)
 Married 4
 Long-Term Relationship 3
 Single 2
 Unknown (did not provide answer) 1
Self-Identified Ethnicity/ Race (Survivors)
 Filipino 1
 Hispanic 1
 East Indian 1
 White 2
 Persian/Iranian 1
 African Canadian 1
 Chinese/Portuguese 1
 Unknown (did not provide answer) 2
Education (Survivors)
 Some College or Post High School Training 2
 Post-Secondary 1
 Graduate Level Studies/Professional Degree 5
 Unknown (did not provide answer) 2
Age Range at Diagnosis (Survivors) 21 to 43