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Table 9 41-item Major Life Changing Decisions Profile (MLCDP) prevalence of items ranked according to the percentage of patients who reported them

From: The development and validation of the major life changing decision profile (MLCDP)

Item number Item full description % of subjects reported Item ranking
D1 I decided to change my eating habits 71.4 1
D2 I decided to change my smoking/drinking alcohol habits 58.5 2
D3 I decided not to travel or go for holidays abroad 50.9 3
E4 I decided to be more physically active 48.5 4
E2 I decided not to take part in any sports activities 46.1 5
D12 I decided not to be involved in community activities 45.7 6
D13 I decided not to socialise 42.3 7
E1 I decided not to go swimming 40 8
B8 I decided to work shorter hours 36.1 9
D11 I decided to wear different types/colour of clothes/shoes 34.7 10
B6 I decided to select a job/career suitable for my health 30.9 11
B1 I decided to change my choice of job/career 28.5 12
E3 I decided to change to different sporting activities 27.1 13
B3 I decided to completely change my job/career 26.6 14
B4 I decided to take early retirement 24.2 15
B10 I decided to remain unemployed 23.3 16
B2 I decided to give up my job/career after starting 23.3 17
C5 I decided not to have a sexual relationship 22.3 18
D6 I wanted to move abroad but decided not to 22.3 19
B5 I decided to work flexible working hours 21.9 20
D5 I decided to move my home 19 21
C1 I decided to change my plans for when to have children 14.2 22
E5 I decided to give up driving 12.8 23
B7 I decided not to take promotion 10.4 24
C3 I decided not to have any children 10 25
A3 I decided to study near home 9.5 26
D8 I wanted to move to another city but decided not to 9 27
C2 I decided not to have more children 8 28
C6 I decided not to marry or have a long term partner 8 29
B9 I decided to become self-employed 7.6 30
C7 I decided to get divorced or separate from my partner 7.1 31
D14 I wanted to wear make up but decided not to 7.1 32
A2 I decided to change my study subject 6.6 33
D9 I decided to move back to my home area 6.1 34
D10 I decided to move to another part of the country 6.1 35
D4 I decided not to buy my own home 6.1 36
A1 I decided to leave school education early 5.7 37
A4 I decided to leave college/university education early 5.7 38
C4 I decided to seek fertility treatment 4.2 39
D7 I decided to move from one country to another 2.8 40
D15 I decided to wear a wig/toupee 0.4 41