Table 2

ESAS scores at the initial presentation and at the first follow-up visit
ESAS item Initial visit† (n = 1778) 1st Follow-up visit† (n = 1778)
Pain 5(3–8) 4(2–7)
Fatigue 6(4–8) 5(3–8)
Nausea 1(0–4) 0(0–3)
Depression 3(0–5) 2(0–4)
Anxiety 3(0–5) 2(0–5)
Appetite 4(1–6) 3(1–6)
Drowsiness 5(2–7) 4(1–6)
Feeling of Well-being 5(3–7) 4(2–6)
Shortness of breath 2(0–5) 2(0–4)
Sleep disturbance 5(2–7) 4(2–6)
ESAS Symptom distress score 34(24–46) 30(20–41)

ESAS = Edmonton symptom assessment scale.

†Median (25th-75th quartiles).

Yennu et al.

Yennu et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:16   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-16

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