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Table 5 MDASI-BT Instrument Scores and Severity

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

MDASI-BT Mean (SD) Range None Mild (Scores 1–4) Moderate-Severe (Scores 5–10)
Symptoms
 Pain 0.9 (2.1) 0–7 17 3 3
 Fatigue 2.8 (3.1) 0–10 7 11 5a
 Nausea 0.6 (1.8) 0–8 19 3 1
 Disturbed Sleep 3.0 (3.4) 0–10 10 5 8a
 Distressed 2.3 (3.2) 0–10 11 7 5a
 Shortness of breath 0.4 (1.3) 0–6 21 1 1
 Remembering things 2.1 (3.1) 0–10 10 9 4
 Lack of appetite 1.2 (2.4) 0–8 17 3 3
 Drowsy 3.0 (3.5) 0–10 10 6 7
 Dry mouth 2.0 (3.1) 0–10 14 4 5a
 Sad 1.6 (2.4) 0–8 13 6 4
 Vomiting 0.0 (0.0) 0 23 0 0
 Numbness 1.2 (2.7) 0–9 18 2 3
 Weakness 2.1 (3.1) 0–10 13 5 5a
 Understanding 1.0 (2.5) 0–10 18 2 2
 Difficulty Speaking 0.3 (0.8) 0–3 19 4 0
 Seizures 0.0 (0.0) 0–0 23 0 0
 Difficulty Concentrating 1.5 (2.2) 0–8 13 7 3
 Vision 1.2 (2.5) 0–8 18 1 4
 Change in Appearance 0.8 (2.6) 0–10 20 1 2
 Bowel Pattern 0.8 (2.3) 0–8 20 1 2
 Irritability 1.7 (3.0) 0–10 14 6 3
Interference Items
 General Activity 1.8 (3.0) 2–10 13 7 3
 Mood 2.0 (3.1) 2–10 13 6 4
 Work 2.0 (2.9) 2–10 14 3 6
 Relations with other people 1.0 (2.3) 2–10 17 4 2
 Walking 1.7 (3.0) 2–10 16 3 4
 Enjoyment of life 1.7 (3.1) 2–10 15 4 4
  1. aCommonly reported moderate-severe symptoms items on the MDASI-BT