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Table 3 US symptom and impact concept frequency and disturbance ratings: number of patients who mentioned a concept and disturbance ratings of those concepts

From: The Patient Perspective on Living with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Core conceptsa Number (% of N) of patients mentioning concept (N = 23) (%) Disturbance
ratingb
Symptom concepts
 Fatigue 22 (95.7) 7
 Bruising 18 (78.3) 2
 Weakness 18 (78.3) 6
 Fever 17 (73.9) 8
 Anemia 16 (69.6) 2
 Diarrhea 16 (69.6) 5
 Dizziness 15 (65.2) 5
 Infection 15 (65.2) 8
 Nausea 15 (65.2) 6
 Mouth sores 14 (60.9) 8
 Shortness of breath 13 (56.5) 5
 Bleeding 12 (52.2) 6
 Headache 12 (52.2) 6
Impact concepts
 Decreased ability to maintain social/familial roles 21 (91.3) 8
 Anxiety 20 (87.0) 7
 Decreased ability to function 20 (87.0) 8
 Financial difficulties 17 (73.9) 9
 Memory loss 17 (73.9) 6
 Problems concentrating 17 (73.9) 5
 Depression 16 (69.6) 9
 Fear 15 (65.2) 8
 Weight loss 15 (65.2) 1
 Remission uncertainty 15 (65.2) 8
 Appetite loss 14 (60.9) 7
  1. aCore concepts are defined as those reported by ≥50% of participants
  2. bRatings based on a 0–10 scale (0 does not disturb, 10 greatly disturbing)