Skip to main content

Table 1 Prevalence of burden within physical sub-scales by GSF or non-GSF criteria

From: Symptom burden, palliative care need and predictors of physical and psychological discomfort in two UK hospitals

Physical symptoms GSF group Non-GSF group  
Subscale and item Very much Quite a bit A little bit Not at all Very much Quite a bit A little bit Not at all Missing
  n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Distressed or bothered by pain 56 (31.1) 37 (20.6) 38 (21.1) 49 (27.2) 114 (36.2) 84 (26.7) 57 (18.1) 60 (19) 19 (3.7)
Loss of memory 25 (13.9) 17 (9.4) 45 (25) 93 (51.3) 15 (4.9) 19 (6.2) 72 (23.4) 202 (65.6) 26 (5.1)
Headache 7 (3.9) 14 (7.8) 45 (25.1) 113 (63.1) 16 (5.2) 37 (12) 60 (19.5) 195 (63.3) 27 (5.3)
Dry mouth 31 (17.1) 56 (30.9) 51 (28.2) 43 (23.8) 56 (17.9) 53 (17) 88 (28.2) 115 (36.9) 21 (4.1)
Sore mouth 9 (5) 16 (8.8) 29 (16) 127 (70.2) 10 (3.3) 19 (6.3) 41 (13.5) 233 (76.9) 30 (5.8)
Shortness of breath 42 (23.1) 41(22.5) 43 (23.6) 56 (30.8) 42 (13.3) 36 (11.4) 71 (22.5) 166 (52.7) 17 (3.3)
Cough 19 (10.5) 37 (20.4) 39 (21.5) 86 (47.5) 15 (4.9) 34 (11.1) 81 (26.5) 176 (57.5) 27 (5.3)
Feeling sick (nausea) 16 (8.8) 24 (13.3) 40 (22.1) 101 (55.8) 30 (9.6) 41 (13.2) 73 (23.5) 167 (53.7) 22 (4.3)
Being sick (vomiting) 11 (6.1) 14 (7.8) 24 (13.4) 130 (72.6) 29 (9.4) 21 (6.8) 43 (14) 214 (69.7) 28 (5.4)
Bowel problems 35 (19.2) 35 (19.2) 32 (17.6) 80 (44) 48 (15) 48 (15) 66 (20.7) 157 (49.2) 13 (2.5)
Bladder problems 24 (13.3) 21 (11.6) 25 (13.8) 111 (61.3) 31 (10) 31 (10 47 (15.1) 202 (65) 22 (4.3)
Feeling weak 53 (28.8) 54 (29.3) 40 (21.7) 37 (20.1) 40 (12.7) 85 (27.1) 86 (27.4) 103 (32.8) 16 (3.1)
Feeling tired 63 (34.6) 57 (31.3) 43 (23.6) 19 (10.4) 85 (26.7) 92 (28.9) 76 (23.9) 65 (20.4) 14 (2.7)
Problems sleeping at night 34 (18.9) 31 (17.2) 33 (18.3) 82 (45.6) 73 (23.2) 70 (22.2) 51 (16.2) 121 (38.4) 19 (3.7)
Feeling sleepy during the day 33 (17.9) 69 (37.5) 54 (29.3) 28 (15.2) 56 (17.7) 77 (24.4) 112 (35.4) 71 (22.5) 14 (2.7)
Loss of appetite 33 (18) 34 (18.6) 45 (24.6) 71 (38.8) 45 (14.2) 59 (18.6) 67 (21.1) 147 (46.2) 13 (2.5)
Changes in your weight 32 (17.7) 41(22.7) 40 (22.1) 68 (37.6) 37 (11.9) 38 (12.2) 77 (24.7) 160 (51.3) 21 (4.1)
Swallowing 12 (6.7) 6 (3.4) 25 (13.4) 135 (75.8) 12 (3.8) 12 (3.8) 29 (9.2) 261 (83.1) 22 (4.3)
Changes in your appearance 13 (7.2) 24 (13.3) 25 (13.9) 118 (65.6) 10 (3.2) 22 (7) 41 (13.1) 240 (76.7) 21 (4.1)
Restless and agitated 22 (12.2) 34 (18.9) 55 (30.6) 69 (38.3) 28 (8.8) 47 (14.8) 76 (23.9) 167 (52.5) 16 (3.1)
Symptoms not being under control 19 (10.4) 29 (15.8) 46 (25.1) 81 (44.3) 34 (10.8) 26 (8.2) 72 (22.8) 184 (58.2) 30 (5.8)