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Table 3 Characteristics of cognitive interview participants (N = 20)

From: Evaluation of the impact of fibromyalgia on patients' sleep and the content validity of two sleep scales

Characteristic Number (Percent)a
Gender, n (%)  
Male 4 (20%)
Female 16 (80%)
Age, years, mean (range) 50.3 (29–64)
Raceb, n (%)  
White 13 (65%)
Black 7 (35%)
Education, b n (%)  
Advanced degree 3 (15%)
College graduate 2 (10%)
Associates degree 2 (10%)
Some college 9 (45%)
High school degree or equivalent 4 (20%)
Employment status  
Employed full-time 5 (25%)
Employed part-time 1 (5%)
Unemployed 1 (5%)
Disabled 8 (40%)
Retired 3 (15%)
Otherb 2 (10%)
Years since diagnosis of FM, mean (range) 8.9 (<1–18)
Type of physician who diagnosed FM  
Primary care practitioner 7 (35%)
Internal medicine specialist 2 (10%)
Pain specialist 1 (5%)
Rheumatologist 8 (40%)
Otherc 2 (10%)
Average (SD) of reported pain level d 6.0 (1.6)
  1. FM = fibromyalgia.
  2. a Unless otherwise noted.
  3. b One participant reported employment status as disabled and retired and is therefore counted in the Other category.
  4. c Two participants reported being diagnosed by multiple physicians and are therefore counted in the Other category.
  5. d On a 0–10-point scale where 0 indicates "no pain" and 10 indicates "worst possible pain." If participants provided two values (e.g., "6 or 7"), then the midpoint was used (e.g., 6.5).