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Table 7 Percentages of selecting the first or the last response option in single-item measures

From: Score equivalence of paper-, tablet-, and interactive voice response system-based versions of PROMIS, PRO-CTCAE, and numerical rating scales among cancer patients

Group PRO Choosing the first option Choosing the last option
% Paper % Web % IVR % Paper % Web % IVR
General health NRS overall QOL 0.0 0.2 1.4 18.4 18.3 13.7
  NRS emotional well-being 0.2 0.0 1.2 22.5 19.6 14.9
  NRS mental well-being 0.2 0.2 1.4 30.1 25.7 19.8
Physical function NRS physical well-being 0.5 0.2 0.7 13.8 11.6 14.2
Social function NRS social activity 1.4 1.2 1.2 16.4 15.2 15.7
Anxiety NRS anxiety 25.5 28.8 30.6 0.7 0.9 0.2
  PRO-CTCAE anxiety frequency 27.7 31.6 37.7 1.2 1.0 1.4
  PRO-CTCAE anxiety severity 31.9 34.6 39.6 1.0 0.5 1.1
  PRO-CTCAE anxiety interference 57.7 61.0 66.4 0.7 1.5 0.4
Depression NRS depression 47.8 46.9 51.4 0.3 0.7 0.4
  PRO-CTCAE cheer frequency 57.6 59.5 63.6 1.0 1.0 0.7
  PRO-CTCAE cheer severity 63.7 66.2 68.6 0.9 0.2 0.4
  PRO-CTCAE cheer interference 67.5 72.0 73.3 0.7 0.9 0.4
  PRO-CTCAE sad frequency 27.3 30.1 29.9 0.9 1.0 0.5
  PRO-CTCAE sad severity 33.6 35.2 38.9 0.9 1.2 1.1
  PRO-CTCAE sad interference 60.9 63.6 66.8 0.9 1.0 0.4
Fatigue NRS fatigue 10.1 11.2 12.1 1.0 1.0 0.9
  PRO-CTCAE fatigue severity 11.3 13.0 13.2 2.9 3.1 2.7
  PRO-CTCAE fatigue interference 20.2 22.9 24.4 3.4 3.4 1.6
Sleep NRS sleep overall 11.2 10.4 8.1 1.2 0.5 1.8
  PRO-CTCAE sleep severity 27.3 30.8 34.9 2.7 1.4 1.8
  PRO-CTCAE sleep interference 40.5 41.3 46.9 1.5 1.9 0.9
Pain NRS pain frequency 30.2 31.3 34.5 2.9 2.1 3.6
  NRS pain severity 30.0 32.6 34.7 0.7 1.2 1.1
  PRO-CTCAE pain frequency 26.1 28.1 32.0 6.3 8.2 7.5
  PRO-CTCAE pain severity 28.1 30.3 34.3 2.9 2.9 3.0
  PRO-CTCAE pain interference 45.0 47.1 50.0 3.4 3.3 2.0
  1. The comparisons with statistically significant differences in percentages after Bonferroni correction are bolded