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Table 2 Frequency Table of Symptom Codes Compared to MDASI-BT Items

From: Identifying symptom recurrences in primary brain tumor patients using the MDASI-BT and qualitative interviews

Symptomb Frequencya Percentage
Fatigue 12 55%
Seizures 11 50%
Pain 11 50%
Nausea 7 32%
Remembering things 5 23%
Change in appearance 5 23%
Difficulty speaking 5 23%
Difficulty understanding 4 18%
Vision 4 18%
Weakness on one side 4 18%
Disturbed sleep 3 14%
Irritability 3 14%
Numbness or tingling 3 14%
Drowsy (sleepy) 2 9%
Change in bowel pattern 2 9%
Difficulty concentrating 2 9%
Vomiting 2 9%
Lack of appetite 1 5%
Feeling sad 1 5%
Distressed(upset) 1 5%
Dry mouth 0 0%
Shortness of breath 0 0%
Interferencec Frequencya Percentage
Work 9 56%
Enjoyment of Life 7 44%
Walking 5 31%
Relations with other people 4 25%
Mood 4 25%
General Activity 4 25%
  1. aNumber of patients who endorsed symptom/interference item
  2. bTotal number of patients that reported a symptom from MDASI-BT = 22
  3. cTotal number of patients that reported an interference item = 16