Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Response patterns for qualitative follow up questions

From: International validation of the EORTC QLQ-PRT20 module for assessment of quality of life symptoms relating to radiation proctitis: a phase IV study

Time Valid response N’s to items: Median (range) Questions
Time to complete Received Help Confusing questions Upsetting questions
<  10 min 10–15 Min >  15 Min No Yes No Yes** No Yes
T1 261 (254–281) 175 66 40 220 34 (30 = family, 4 health professionals) 228 34 (Q42 n = 6; Q43 n = 3; Q51 n = 3; Specific to bowel questions n = 8; other questions n = 2 or less) 253 6 (Q51 n = 2, all others singletons)
T2 249 (242–265) 174 60 31 220 22(15 explicitly ref., friends or family, others no additional info) 222 25 (Uninformative affirmatives n = 6; C30 questions n = 4; questioning bowel questions n = 3; Q41 n = 3; Q 51 n = 3) 243 2 (Q51)
T3 243 (240–255) 154 79 30 213 26 (13 family, 3 health professionals, others no additional info) 220 25 (Uninformative affirmatives n = 6; C30 questions n = 5; questioning urinary issues n = 2; Q41 n = 2; Q51 n = 3) 238 5 (Singletons on Q32, 42, 43 & 51, uninformative affirmative n = 1)
T4 233 (229–245) 150 69 26 214 15 (10 family; others no additional info) 225 4 (Q51 n = 2; others singletons for Q49, 52, 54) 225 4 (Q51 n = 2; singletons for Q 49, 50, 52 & 54)