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Table 1 Ranking of PsA symptoms by patients in the qualitative study (N = 12)

From: RETRACTED ARTICLE: Content validity and psychometric evaluation of Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue in patients with psoriatic arthritis

Symptom Rated as “important” or “extremely important”, n (%)
Pain (in joints, tendons, or entheses) 10 (83)
Fatigue (tired/listless/lack of energy/washed out/low energy/weak) 7 (58)
Dactylitis (swelling of entire finger[s] or toe[s]) 6 (50)
Swelling (not in finger[s] or toe[s])a 5 (42)
Skin-related symptoms (itch, dryness, scaling, redness, bleeding, inflammation, painful skin) 5 (42)
Joint stiffness (any part of the body) 3 (25)
Other symptomsb 6 (50)
  1. PsA psoriatic arthritis
  2. aSwelling described as visible inflammation in the feet/ankles (n = 4), hips (n = 2), jaw (n = 1), elbows (n = 1), or knees (n = 1)
  3. bOther symptoms that were ranked as important or extremely important include feeling depressed/down (n = 2), burning in knees (n = 1), cramping in the knees (n = 1), thumb “twisting” (n = 1), and weak hands (n = 1)