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Table 5 ICCs for Met, Partially Met and Unmet Needs

From: Validity and reliability testing of two instruments to measure breast cancer patients' concerns and information needs relating to radiation therapy




Q4. What happens during the planning appointment

0.7 to 0.79

Q1. Why I need to receive radiation therapy

Q2. What radiation therapy will involve

Q8. The roles of the different staff in the department

Q9. How much of my breast will be treated

Q10. The treatment machine

Q20. Who can provide me with information

Q21. What will happen after treatment is finished


Q14. What side effects I may experience

Q17. Other people's experiences of receiving treatment

Q18. How to take care of my skin

Q19. Whether I can keep working during treatment

Q23. Transport that is available

0.5 to 0.59

Q6. How my treatment is planned

Q7. The radiation oncologist who is treating me

Q11. What happens on the first day

< 0.5

Q12. Why there are cameras and computers in the treatment room and what they are used for

Q13. What the x-rays that are taken on the treatment machine are used for

Q15. Whether the radiation will effect my heart

Q16. Whether my lungs will be damaged by treatment

Q22. The cost of treatment

Q24. Parking