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Table 3 Rankings of FAPSI-8 Items by Expert Specialty and Geographic Region

From: Brief assessment of priority symptoms in hormone refractory prostate cancer: The FACT Advanced Prostate Symptom Index (FAPSI)

FAPSI-8 Items Total Sample Rank
(n = 44)
Specialty Geographic Region
   Medical Oncologists
(n = 18)
Urologists
(n = 16)
Radiation Oncologists
(n = 10)
North American
(n = 29)
European
(n = 15)
Pain 1 2 1 1 2 1
Fatigue 2 1 2 2 1 3
Pain limits performance 3 3 4 2 3 6
Difficulty urinating 4 13 2 4 7 2
Worry condition will get worse 5 4 4 11 4 4
Bone pain 6 5 6 6 5 4
Weight loss 7 5 6 20 11 6
Urination problems limit activity 7 5 10 8 5 11