Table 1.

Characteristics of analyzed sample (n = 944)

Self-reported PET scans (at least one) at round 310.610.5
Self-reported PET scans (at least one) at round 211.111.0
Seeking from nonmedical sources at round
Patient–clinician information engagement at round
Age at cancer diagnosis (y)65.311.467.70.5
Education—some college and above50.849.6
 Hispanic or other3.34.9
Marital status—married70.759.4
Cancer type
 Colon cancer (male)13.813.6
 Colon cancer (female)14.915.2
 Breast cancer36.136.2
 Prostate cancer35.235.0
Type of treatment received
 Systemic therapy (chemotherapy or hormonal therapy)49.647.6
Health status at round 2a3.
Cancer stageb
 Stage 0–II82.482.1
 Stage III10.810.6
Lerman Cancer Worry at round 2c6.
Followed the recommendations of the doctor about cancer follow-up tests at round 2d4.
Frequency of doctor visits at round 2e2.
Concern about reducing the chance of cancer recurrence at round 2—Yes68.368.3

NOTE: Missing values for variables: PET at round 3 (174); PET at round 2 (289); seeking from nonmedical sources (175); patient–clinician information engagement (180); age (1); education (2); health status (115); cancer stage (64); Lerman Cancer Worry scale (138); followed the recommendations of the doctor about tests (157), and doctor visits (134); and concern about reducing recurrence (126).

  • aRanged from 1 “poor” to 5 “excellent.”

  • bCancer stage was assessed at time of diagnosis and was categorized into stage 0 to II and III because patients with prostate cancer in this population were all diagnosed at stage II or above—this did not influence the substantive results for the analysis.

  • cRanged from 3 to 15 (sum of 3 items with responses ranging on a 5-point scale from “not at all” to “almost all the time”).

  • dRanged from 1 “never” to 5 “always” in the past 12 months.

  • eRanged from 1 “0 times” to 5 “More than 7 times” in the past 12 months.