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Table 4 Relative importance of EIS concepts reported by patients and clinicians

From: Patients’ and clinicians’ perspectives on item importance, scoring, and clinically meaningful differences for the Endometriosis Symptom Diary (ESD) and Endometriosis Impact Scale (EIS)

Item/domain Number of patient (N = 24a) ranking item/domain at each value, where 1 is the most important and 4 is the least important Patient median (ranked 1–4) Clinician mean (constant sum 0–100)
1 2 3 4
Negative impact on your emotional well-being 11 5 6 2 2 27.5
Limitation in your physical activities 10 6 6 2 2 35
Other limitations 3 9 6 6 2.5 22.5
Limitation in your sexual activities 5 3 4 10 3 15
  1. aN = 24, as one patient had trouble understanding and thus was unable to provide meaningful responses
  2. EIS = Endometriosis Impact Scale