Table 1

Clinical and demographic characteristics of the sample

VariableNo. (%)*
*Percentage of those who responded to each question.
Age
    Mean46
    SD10
    Range22–68
Length of time since diagnosis
    Mean11
    SD8
    Range1–31
Gender
    Male12 (19)
    Female51 (81)
Clinical course
    RR/benign29 (46)
    Progressive34 (54)
Work status
    In paid work16 (27)
    Not in paid work34 (73)
Taking beta interferon
    Yes15 (24)
    No43 (68)
Relapse during the study
    Yes20 (33)
    No41 (67)