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Table 1 Characteristics and number of interviews for participants in group 1 (6 monthly group)

From: Methodological developments in qualitative longitudinal research: the advantages and challenges of regular telephone contact with participants in a qualitative longitudinal interview study

Participant pseudonym Age at recruitment (years) Diagnosis (primary cancer/metastases) Months from diagnosis of metastatic disease to recruitment Interviews conducted Time point, BER = bereavement Status at study end
Ann 67 Colon/peritoneal metastases 2 T1, T2, T3 Surviving
Brenda 60 Colon/liver metastases 6 T1, T2BER, T3BER Deceased
Andrew 57 Colon/liver metastases 9 T1, T2, T3 Surviving
Brian 59 Colon/liver and lung metastases <18 months T1, T2, T3 Surviving
Cath 48 Colon/liver and peritoneal metastases 15 T1, T2 Hospice, T3 abandoned
Chris 80 Colon/lung and liver metastases 13 T1, T2, T3 Surviving
Duncan 59 Rectal/liver metastases 10 T1, T2 Deceased
Edward 74 Colon/peritoneal metastases 7 T1 Deceased