Table 2

Ten most prevalent ‘moderate’ or ‘high’ level unmet supportive care needs
Rank SCNS-SF34 item Number (%) moderate or high needs Domain
1 Concerns about the worries of those close to you 192 (15) Psychological
2 Fears about the cancer spreading 185 (14) Psychological
3 Not being able to do the things you used to do 169 (13) Physical/ daily living
4 Uncertainty about the future 168 (13) Psychological
5 Lack of energy/tiredness 157 (12) Physical/ daily living
6 Changes in your sexual relationships 140 (11) Sexuality
7 Changes in sexual feelings 139 (11) Sexuality
8 Work around the home 137 (11) Physical/ daily living
9. Worry that the results of treatment are beyond your control 128 (10) Psychological
10 Feeling down or depressed 120 (9) Psychological

Total number of observations for each item ranges from 1292–1302 due to missing values.

Boyes et al.

Boyes et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:150   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-150

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