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Table 1 Dysphagia items with abbreviated stems and item statisticsa

From: Patient-reported outcome domains for the esophageal CONDUIT report card: a prospective trial to establish domains

Item Stem Response Categories Item Statistics, Min, Median, Max; Mean (SD)
Frequency of difficulty swallowing 0 (never) to 4 (daily) 0, 0, 4; 1 (1.39)
Frequency of difficulty swallowing on one day 0 (never) to 2 (each swallow) 0, 0, 1; 0.45 (0.50)
Problems swallowing liquids 0 (no) and 1 (yes) 0, 0, 1; 0.13 (0.34)
Problems swallowing solid foods 0 (no) and 1 (yes) 0, 0, 2; 0.39 (0.52)
Severity of your trouble swallowing 0 (no trouble swallowing) to 4 (very severe) 0, 0, 4; 1.04 (1.31)
Severity of your trouble swallowing 0 (not at all severe) to 10 (very severe) 0, 0, 8; 1.43 (2.31)
Pills got stuck in esophagus/swallowing tube 0 (no) and 1 (yes) 0, 0, 1; 0.17 (0.38)
Solid food (not medications) got stuck in esophagus/swallowing tube 0 (no) and 1 (yes) 0, 0, 1; 0.28 (0.45)
Duration of time solid food was stuck 0 (not stuck) to 2 (≥5 min) 0, 0, 2; 0.35 (0.60)
Problems swallowing liquids after the solid food was stuck 0 (no) and 1 (yes) 0, 0, 1; 0.12 (0.33)
Solid food that got stuck made you vomit 0 (no) and 1 (yes) 0, 0, 1; 0.08 (0.27)
Pain or discomfort when swallowing 0 (does not hurt at all) to 0, 0, 2; 0.31 (0.52)
2 (hurts all the way down most of the time when I swallow)
Minutes taken to eat an average meal 0 (15 min) to 4 (> 60 min) 0, 1, 4; 0.95 (0.79)
Swallowing in general 0 (able to eat anything) to 4 (unable to swallow anything) 0, 1, 3; 1 (0.77)
  1. Abbreviations: max, maximum; min, minimum; NA, not applicable
  2. aPilot items from CONDUIT Report Card; ©2018 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; all rights reserved