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Table 2 Summary of Subjects' Health Information

From: Development and content validity of a patient reported outcomes measure to assess symptoms of major depressive disorder

Criteria Focus
Group
Population
Focus Group Severity Content
Validation
Population
Content Validation Severity
   Severe Moderate Mild In
Remission
  Severe Moderate Mild In
Remission
Sample size 38 15 8 7 8 20 2 7 7 4
Health in general           
Excellent 1 (2.6%) 0 0 0 1 4 (20.0%) 1 0 2 1
Very good 8 (21.1%) 1 3 2 2 5 (25.0%) 0 3 2 0
Good 12 (31.6%) 6 0 2 3 7 (35.0%) 0 3 2 2
Fair 11 (28.9%) 6 3 1 1 3 (15.0%) 1 0 1 1
Poor 3 (7.9%) 1 0 1 1 1 (5.0%) 0 1 0 0
Missing data 3 (7.9%) 1 2 0 0 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Comorbid conditions           
Anxiety disorder 23 (60.5%) 12 3 4 4 9 (45.0%) 0 4 4 1
Arthritis 7 (18.4%) 4 0 2 1 2 (10.0%) 0 1 0 1
Cancer 1 (2.6%) 0 0 1 0 1 (5.0%) 0 1 0 0
Chronic headaches 4 (10.5%) 3 1 0 0 4 (20.0%) 0 1 2 1
Chronic low back pain 9 (23.7%) 5 2 0 2 6 (30.0%) 1 2 3 0
Colitis 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Diabetes 3 (7.9%) 1 1 0 1 2 (10.0%) 0 1 0 1
Fibromyalgia 1 (2.6%) 1 0 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 0 1 0
Heart or circulatory condition 1 (2.6%) 0 0 1 0 3 (15.0%) 0 1 1 1
Interstitial cystitis 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Panic disorder 7 (18.4%) 4 1 1 1 3 (15.0%) 0 0 2 1
Thyroid disease 1 (2.6%) 1 0 0 0 2 (10.0%) 0 2 0 0
None 6 (15.8%) 2 3 0 1 4 (20.0%) 1 0 1 2
Other 9 (23.7%) 4 0 3 2 2 (10.0%) 0 0 1 1
Missing data 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 0 1 0
Type of careii           
Care from a psychiatrist 31 (81.6%) 14 4 5 8 4 (20.0%) 1 2 0 1
Care from a psychologist 14 (36.8%) 8 4 2 5 4 (20.0%) 1 0 2 1
Care from a primary physician 12 (31.6%) 4 2 3 3 18 (90.0%) 1 7 6 4
Mental health clinic 5 (13.2%) 3 2 0 1 1 (5.0%) 0 0 0 1
Support group 7 (18.4%) 4 2 1 0 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Other (Therapist) 2 (5.3%) 0 0 0 2 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Other (NP) 1 (2.6%) 0 1 0 0 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Other (Hospital) 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 0 1 1
Other (Medication) 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 0 1 1
Missing data 3 (7.9%) 1 2 0 0 0 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Medicationii           
SSRI 17 (44.7%) 7 0 6 4 12 (60.0%) 1 3 6 2
NDRI 4 (10.5%) 3 1 0 0 3 (15.0%) 1 2 0 0
SNRI 12 (31.6%) 6 2 1 3 2 (10.0%) 0 0 1 1
Tricyclic 2 (5.3%) 1 0 0 1 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Tetracyclic 2 (5.3%) 1 0 1 0 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Atypical antipsychotic 5 (13.2%) 2 1 0 2 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Other (various) 10 (26.3%) 1 2 2 5 4 (20.0%) 0 2 1 1
Missing data 5 (13.2%) 2 3 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 0 0 1
Years experiencing symptoms           
< 1 year 1 (2.6%) 0 1 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 0 0 0
1-5 years 6 (15.8%) 3 0 1 2 13 (65.0%) 0 0 0 0
5-10 years 4 (10.5%) 1 0 2 1 2 (10.0%) 0 0 0 0
10-15 years 6 (15.8%) 2 2 1 1 3 (15.0%) 0 0 0 0
15-20 years 3 (7.9%) 2 0 1 0 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
> 20 years* 13 (34.2%) 5 2 2 4 0 (0.0%) 0 0 0 0
Missing data 5 (13.2%) 2 3 0 0 1 (5.0%) 0 0 0 0
  1. i: One subject dropped out of study during focus group
  2. ii: Subjects were instructed to check all that apply; total will not equal 100%
  3. *: Subjects who described how long they experienced their symptom with words such as: "forever," "most of my life," "many years," "very long time," etc. are included in this category
  4. Note: Percentages (%) are rounded; each criterion (where appropriate) ≈ 100%x'