Table 1

The individual items in the study questionnaires.

Physical Symptom Distress Index. "During the last four week, to what extent have you felt distressed by the following physical symptoms?"

1.

Fatigue

14.8%

8.

Peripheral numbness

7.4%

2.

Dizziness

6.5%

9.

Ankle edema

6.2%

3.

Exanthema

7.1%

10.

Nightmares

3.4%

4.

Tiredness

21.8%

11.

Dry mouth

10.5%

5.

Slow heart rate

4.5%

12.

Loss of taste

2.3%

6.

Dyspnoea

16.5%

13.

Blurred vision

5.7%

7.

Cold hands

13.5%

Life Satisfaction Index. "During the last four weeks, how satisfied have you been with the following factors in your life?"

1.

Time spent with friends

5.1%

8.

Your marriage

3.2%

2.

Time spent with relatives

6.3%

9.

Your education

11.4%

3.

Your hobbies

9.9%

10.

The relation to your children

2.1%

4.

Participation in social activity in the community

16.6%

11.

The housing situation

1.4%

5.

Time spent with close family

6.0%

12.

Your economy

3.7%

6.

Your energy

17.9%

13.

Your standard of living

1.6%

7.

Your daily life

3.9%

14.

Your religion

10.0%


Participants with complete questionnaires (n = 433). Numbers referring to proportion reporting "some", "moderate", "much" or "very much" on PSDI and "unsatisfied" or "very unsatisfied" on LSI, respectively.

Einvik et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2009 9:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-9-14

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