Table 1

Descriptive data of participants’ sociodemographic and clinical variables (n=77)

VariablesFrequency%Range
Age (mean; SD)53.049.3134–81
Gender
 Male7496.11
 Female33.89
Education level
 Primary school and below1924.68
 Middle to high school5064.93
 College and above810.39
Marital status
 Single1823.38
 Married5976.62
Employment status
 No5672.73
 Yes2127.27
Monthly income (NT$)
 <20 0005471.05
 20 000–39 9991013.16
 ≥40 0001215.79
Hospital
 A79.09
 B2329.87
 C4761.04
Postsurgical period (mean; SD)24.8439.271–176
Tumour site
 Buccal mucosa5267.53
 Tongue, gingiva, mouth floor, lips2532.47
Cancer stage
 Stage I1316.88
 Stage II2228.57
 Stage III1114.29
 Stage IV2937.66
Adjuvant therapy
 No3140.26
 Yes4359.74