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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of cognitive interview sample (N = 21)

From: Further content validation of the 18-item NCCN/FACT Ovarian Symptom Index and its Disease Related Symptom-Physical (DRS-P) subscale for use in advanced ovarian cancer clinical trials

Characteristicn (%)
Years since diagnosisMean (range, median)
1.33 (0.03–9, 0.5)
ECOG Status1 (Self-reported)
 02 (10%)
 111 (52%)
 28 (38%)
 Ovarian13 (62%)
 Primary Peritoneal4 (19%)
 Ovarian and Fallopian Tube3 (14%)
 Fallopian Tube1 (5%)
Cytoreductive surgery
 Yes13 (62%)
 No8 (38%)
Treatment (Tx) status at the time of interview
 1st line Tx9 (43%)
 Receiving Tx for a recurrence6 (29%)
 Tx naive3 (14%)
 Received Tx within past 12 months3 (14%)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
 No11 (52%)
 Yes10 (48%)
  1. 10 = “Fully active, able to carry on all pre-disease performance without restriction”; 1 = “Restricted in physically strenuous activity but ambulatory and able to carry out work of a light or sedentary nature”; 2 = “Ambulatory and capable of all selfcare but unable to carry out any work activities” [13]