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Table 3 Frequency of category and subcategory

From: Impact of moderate-to-severe psoriasis on quality of life in China: a qualitative study

Category Frequencies of categories N (%) Subcategory Frequencies of subcategories N (%)
Symptoms, symptoms management and pain 21 (95.5%) Hurting 9 (20.0)
Itching 8 (17.8)
Bleeding 7 (15.6)
Burning/stinging 6 (13.3)
Irritated 5 (11.1)
Flaking 5 (11.1)
Discomfort 5 (11.1)
Functioning and activities of daily living (ADLs) 20 (90.9%) Summer activities 10 (18.9)
Choose of clothes 8 (15.1)
Good sleep 8 (15.1)
Go out of the house 6 (11.3)
Take a bath 4 (7.5)
Go to public baths or pools 3 (5.7)
Go to hairdresser 3 (5.7)
Sporting activities 2 (3.8)
Walk 2 (3.8)
Make the bed 2 (3.8)
Sunbath on beach 1 (1.9)
Buy clothes 1 (1.9)
Go on a business trip 1 (1.9)
Take a bus or taxi 1 (1.9)
Do housework 1 (1.9)
Psychological impact/mental health 19 (86.4%) Feel anxious 11 (21.6)
Feel inferior 9 (17.6)
Feel depressed 8 (15.7)
Feel irritable 7 (13.7)
Feel lack of hope 6 (11.8)
Feel embarrassed 3 (5.9)
Feel suicidal 3 (5.9)
Perceived stigma 1 (2.0)
Feel short tempered 1 (2.0)
Feel dependent 1 (2.0)
Feel the body is unclean 1 (2.0)
Social impact 19 (86.4%) Worry about the thoughts of others 10 (21.7)
Sexual behavior 9 (19.6)
Make friends and meet people 7 (15.2)
Relationships, marriages, childbearing being affected 7 (15.2)
Worry about the reactions of others 4 (8.7)
Social contacts and activities 4 (8.7)
Work and career 3 (6.5)
Feel lack of understandings of others 1 (2.2)
Relationships with family 1 (2.2)
Employment and finances 13 (59.1%) Reduced ability to work 6 (28.6)
Lower income 10 (45.5)
Cannot go to school 3 (14.3)
Choices of a job being affected 2 (9.5)