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Table 4 Time to complete PRO-CTCAE items, by mode

From: Mode equivalence and acceptability of tablet computer-, interactive voice response system-, and paper-based administration of the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE)

Mode Number of items completed Seconds per item Seconds per item
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Median (25th p – 75th p)
Tablet 22.6 (3.4) 11.1 (8.4) 9.1 (7.4–11.6)
IVRS 22.5 (3.5) 16.3 (6.3) 15.8 (13.0–18.2)
Paper 26.9 (2.6) 10.3 (5.8) 8.6 (6.4–12.9)
  1. Abbreviations: PRO-CTCAE Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, IVRS Interactive Voice Response System, SD Standard Deviation