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Table 2 Head-to-head comparison of outcomes of the EQ-5D-5L pain/discomfort domain and POSAS pain and itching items

From: Exploring the relation between the EQ-5D-5L pain/discomfort and pain and itching in a sample of burn patients

 EQ-5D-5L pain/discomfort
Number of patients that reported problems (n, %)Number of patients that reported no problems (n, %)
POSAS pain
 Number of patients that reported pain (n, %)46 (18.8%)17 (6.9%)
 Number of patients that reported no pain (n, %)50 (20.4%)132 (53.9%)
POSAS itching
 Number of patients that reported itching (n, %)70 (28.6%)48 (19.6%)
 Number of patients that reported no itching (n, %)26 (10.6%)101 (41.2%)
POSAS worst count variablea
 Number of patients that reported pain/itching (n, %)77 (31.4%)51 (20.8%)
 Number of patients that reported no pain/itching (n, %)19 (7.8%)98 (40.0%)
  1. Values printed in bold are considered corresponding answers, whereas the values not printed in bolt are considered non-corresponding answers
  2. aa POSAS worst count variable was created based on the POSAS pain and itching items. If POSAS pain was scored higher (worse) than POSAS itching, this score was used in the worst level variable, or vice versa