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Table 4 Problems reported in the Problem List

From: Validation of the Greek version of the distress thermometer compared to the clinical interview for depression

  Distressed
DT > 4
Non-Distressed p Depressed Non-Depressed p
n % n % n % n %
Practical Problems
 Child care 11 13.9 4 5.5   7 17.1 8 7.2  
 Housing 14 17.7 5 6.8 * 6 14.6 13 11.7  
 Insurance/Financial 25 31.6 11 15.1 * 14 34.1 22 19.8  
 Transportation 15 19.0 13 17.8   7 17.1 21 18.9  
 Work 12 15.2 4 5.5   5 12.2 11 9.9  
 Treatment decisions 26 32.9 9 12.3 ** 10 24.4 25 22.5  
Family Problems
 Dealing with children 12 15.2 7 9.6   6 14.6 13 11.7  
 Dealing with partner 16 20.3 5 6.8 * 5 12.2 16 14.4  
 Ability to have children 3 3.8 6 8.2   2 4.9 7 6.3  
 Family health issues 24 30.4 7 9.6 ** 15 36.6 16 14.4 **
Emotional Problems
 Depression 21 26.6 2 2.7 ** 15 36.6 8 7.2 **
 Fears 41 51.9 10 13.7 ** 22 53.7 29 26.1 **
 Nervousness 38 48.1 16 21.9 ** 23 56.1 31 27.9 **
 Sadness 42 53.2 7 9.6 ** 23 56.1 26 23.4 **
 Worry 53 67.1 22 30.1 ** 27 65.9 48 43.2 *
 Loss of interest in usual activities 34 43.0 6 8.2 ** 18 43.9 22 19.8 **
 Spiritual/Religious Concerns 11 13.9 7 9.6   6 14.6 12 10.8  
Physical Problems
 Appearance 22 27.8 10 13.7 * 12 29.3 20 18.0  
 Bathing/dressing 26 32.9 13 17.8 * 13 31.7 26 23.4  
 Breathing 16 20.3 4 5.5 ** 9 22.0 11 9.9  
 Changes in urination 18 22.8 9 12.3   12 29.3 15 13.5 *
 Constipation 31 39.2 16 21.9 * 17 41.5 30 27.0  
 Diarrhea 23 29.1 9 12.3 ** 8 19.5 24 21.6  
 Eating 31 39.2 11 15.1 ** 20 48.8 22 19.8 **
 Fatigue 58 73.4 25 34.2 ** 30 73.2 53 47.7 **
 Feeling swollen 22 27.8 10 13.7 * 12 29.3 20 18.0  
 Fevers 10 12.7 2 2.7 * 3 7.3 9 8.1  
 Getting around 25 31.6 7 9.6 ** 14 34.1 18 16.2 *
 Indigestion 14 17.7 7 9.6   11 26.8 10 9.0 **
 Memory/concentration 19 24.1 9 12.3   14 34.1 14 12.6 **
 Mouth sores 8 10.1 5 6.8   6 14.6 7 6.3  
 Nausea 33 41.8 7 9.6 ** 15 36.6 25 22.5  
 Nose dry/congested 21 26.6 11 15.1 * 9 22.0 23 20.7  
 Pain 36 45.6 6 8.2 ** 15 36.6 27 24.3  
 Sexual 11 13.9 13 17.8   2 4.9 22 19.8 *
 Skin dry/itchy 23 29.1 10 12.3 * 15 36.6 18 16.2 **
 Sleep 27 34.2 11 15.1 ** 15 36.6 23 20.7  
 Substance abuse 2 2.5 1 1.4   1 2.4 2 1.8  
 Tingling in hands/feet 36 45.6 21 28.8 * 21 51.2 36 32.4 *
  1. * p < 0.05 **p ≤ 0.01