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Table 6 Comparison of CONDUIT report card with extant measures assessing similar constructs

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

Characteristic Measure, No.a
FACT-E ECS (v4) (n = 17) EORTC QLQ-OES18 (n = 18) DAUGS20 (n = 20) Esophagus and Stomach Surgery Symptom Scale (n = 23) CONDUIT Report Card (n = 45)
Symptom assessment
 Dysphagia 4 4 2 4 14
 Choking 1 1 1 0 1
 Dry mouth 1 1 0 0 0
 Pain 2 3 2 1 2 (1 item in PROMIS Global)
 Hoarseness 1 0 0 0 1
 Appetiteb 1 1 item in EORTC QLQ-C30 1 0 0
 Dyspnea/ breathlessness 1 1 item in EORTC QLQ-C30 0 0 1
 Cough 1 (night time) 1 0 0 0
 Change in ability to taste 0 1 0 0 0
 Early satiety 1 1 2 1 0
 Reflux symptoms 0 2 2 1 9
 Weight loss 1 0 0 0 0
 Bloating/abdominal fullness 0 0 2 2 1
 Vomiting 0 0 1 0 0
 Nausea 0 0 1 2 1
 Belching/burping      1
 Fatigue 0 3 items in EORTC QLQ-C30 2 2 1
 Weakness 0 0 0 1 1
 Fainting/feeling like fainting 0 0   1 1
 Diarrhea 0 1 item in EORTC QLQ-C30 2 6 2
 Throbbing heart 0 0 0 1 1
 Dizziness 0 0 1 1 1
 Restlessness 0 0 0 0 1
 Headache 0 0 0 0 1
 Sweating 0 0 0 0 1
 Decreased activity level 0 0 1 0 0
 Shock involving low blood pressure and weak pulse 0 0 0 0 1
 Dumping frequency 0 0 0 0 4
Psychological issues
 Communication 1 1 0 0 0
 Eating meals (with others) 1 2 0 0 0
 Enjoyment of eating 1 1 0 0 0
Scales (No.) Single score (17) Dysphagia (3) Single score (23) Cervicothoracic symptoms (7) Dysphagia (14)
Eating index (5) Eating (4) Abdominal hypersensitivity symptoms (6) Reflux (11)
Swallowing index (3) Reflux (2) Abdominal distention symptoms (4) Dumping–GI tract (7)
Pain (3) Diet-induced systemic symptoms (6) Dumping-hypoglycemia (12)
Single-item scales of saliva swallowing, choking, dry mouth, taste, cough and speech (6) Pain (2)
  1. Abbreviations: CONDUIT Mayo Clinic Esophageal Conduit Outcomes Noting Dysphagia/Dumping, and Unknown Outcomes With Intermittent Symptoms Over Time After Esophageal Reconstruction, DAUGS20 Dysfunction After Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery–20 Items, EORTC QLQ-C30 European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire–30 Items, EORTC QLQ-OES18 European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire, Oesophageal Module–18 Items, FACT-E ECS (v4) Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy–Esophageal, Esophageal Cancer Subscale, version 4, GI gastrointestinal, PROMIS Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System
  2. aNumbers in the cells represent number of items
  3. bFACT-ECS refers to good appetite; EORTC QLQ-C30 and DAUGS20, appetite loss