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Table 5 Representative Spontaneous Responses From the Concept Elicitation Saturation Grid From Patient Focus Groups

From: The impact of itch symptoms in psoriasis: results from physician interviews and patient focus groups

  Total Responses FG 1 vs FG 2 FG 1–2 vs FG 3 FG 1–3 vs FG 4 FG 1–4 vs FG 5
Symptoms      
   Itch 19 4 vs 4 8 vs 3 11 vs 5 16 vs 3
   Bleeding 13 3 vs 5 8 vs 1 9 vs 3 12 vs 1
   Cracking 12 0 vs 5 5 vs 4 9 vs 3 12 vs 0
   Scaling 12 2 vs 4 6 vs 4 10 vs 1 11 vs 1
   Dry skin 6 1 vs 1 2 vs 1 3 vs 3 6 vs 0
Impact on daily activities      
   Choice of clothing 17 2 vs 6 8 vs 2 10 vs 4 14 vs 3
   Effects on work 9 3 vs 2 5 vs 0 5 vs 2 7 vs 2
   More laundry/replacing clothes and linens 2 2 vs 0 2 vs 0 2 vs 0 2 vs 0
   Household duties 1 0 vs 1 1 vs 0 1 vs 0 1 vs 0
Impact on social life      
   Interaction with others 15 3 vs 5 8 vs 3 11 vs 3 14 vs 1
   Attending social events 5 0 vs 2 2 vs 2 4 vs 0 4 vs 1
   Leisure activities 4 2 vs 1 3 vs 0 3 vs 1 4 vs 0
Impact on sleep      
   Sleeping less than usual 2 2 vs 0 2 vs 0 2 vs 0 2 vs 0
   Difficulty waking up and feeling well rested 1 0 vs 1 1 vs 0 1 vs 0 1 vs 0
Impact on emotions      
   Embarrassed 17 5 vs 0 5 vs 3 8 vs 4 12 vs 5
   Annoyed 7 2 vs 2 4 vs 2 6 vs 1 7 vs 0
   Frustrated 4 0 vs 3 3 vs 0 3 vs 0 3 vs 1
   Anxious 2 0 vs 0 0 vs 0 0 vs 1 1 vs 1
   Nervous 1 0 vs 0 0 vs 1 1 vs 0 1 vs 0
Impact on sex      
   Sexual activities 5 2 vs 0 2 vs 1 3 vs 0 3 vs 2
   Decreased sexual desire 2 2 vs 0 2 vs 0 2 vs 0 2 vs 0
  1. FG = Focus group