Table 4

Number and proportion of patients reporting problems on the distress thermometer problem list

Problems by domainNumber of patients (%)*Patients reporting at least one problem for the domain (%)
 Any problems (n=36)339 (98.0)
Practical domain (n=5)
  Transport84 (24.3)
  Insurance/financial76 (22.0)
  Work53 (15.3)167 (48.3)
  Housing30 (8.7)
  Childcare13 (3.8)
Family domain (n=3)
  Dealing with friend/relative66 (19.1)
  Dealing with partner60 (17.3)118 (34.1)
  Dealing with children27 (7.8)
Emotional domain (n=6)
  Worry257 (74.3)
  Loss of interest in usual activities186 (53.8)
  Sadness166 (48.0)318 (91.9)
  Depression159 (46.0)
  Nervousness150 (43.4)
  Fears148 (42.8)
Spiritual domain (n=1)
  Spiritual/religious concerns23 (6.6)
Physical domain (n=21)
  Fatigue248 (71.7)
  Skin dry/itchy225 (65.0)
  Sleep212 (61.3)
  Memory/concentration183 (52.9)
  Pain178 (51.4)
  Getting around171 (49.4)
  Tingling in hands/feet144 (41.6)
  Breathing133 (38.4)
  Feeling swollen127 (36.7)
  Bathing/dressing119 (34.4)329 (95.1)
  Appearance116 (33.5)
  Eating111 (32.1)
  Nose dry/congested108 (31.2)
  Constipation106 (30.6)
  Nausea100 (28.9)
  Changes in urination94 (27.2)
  Indigestion92 (26.6)
  Sexual88 (25.4)
  Diarrhoea79 (22.8)
  Mouth sores42 (12.1)
  Fevers31 (9.0)
  • *Problems within each domain ranked from most to least frequently cited by respondents