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Table 3 Symptoms mentioned in concept elicitation interviews and their disturbance ratings

From: Development and content validation of a symptom assessment for eosinophilic gastritis and eosinophilic gastroenteritis in adults and adolescents

Symptom Total patients mentioning (n = 23) (%) Patients mentioning concept (spontaneous) Patients mentioning concept (probed) Average disturbance rating*
Abdominal pain 22 (96%) 22 0 8.3
Nausea 21 (91%) 16 5 7.1
Diarrhea 21 (91%) 14 7 5.4
Fatigue 19 (83%) 10 9 7.3
Vomiting 16 (70%) 16 0 5.9
Heartburn 16 (70%) 7 9 5.6
Bloating 16 (70%) 9 7 4.8
Lack of appetite 16 (70%) 5 11 4.4
Early satiety 15 (65%) 5 10 5.6
Constipation 13 (57%) 10 3 5.0
Gassiness/burping 14 (61%) 7 7 5.5
More frequent bowel movements 13 (57%) 5 8 5.8
Feeling hungry 13 (57%) 3 10 5.6
Flank pain 9 (39%) 3 6 6.5
Muscle pain 8 (35%) 2 6 5.0
Larger bowel movements 7 (30%) 3 4 5.2
Pain/discomfort in upper abdomen 7 (30%) 4 3 6.8
Acid reflux 9 (39%) 7 2 7.2
Food aversions 5 (22%) 3 2 7.4
Chest pain 6 (26%) 2 4 4.7
Joint pain 6 (26%) 1 5 7.3
Stiff fingers, toes, and neck 5 (22%) 2 3 5.9
Dry mouth 4 (17%) 2 2 3.7
Trouble swallowing 2 (9%) 2 0 7.5
Heightened sense of smell 2 (9%) 2 0 3.5
Failure to thrive/growth retardation 2 (9%) 1 1 9.5
Dehydration 2 (9%) 2 0 3.0
Disorientation 1 (4%) 1 0 6.0
Numb fingers/toes 2 (9%) 1 1 7.5
Hot flashes 2 (9%) 1 1 1.7
Food stuck in esophagus 2 (9%) 1 1 Not reported
Choking 1 (4%) 1 0 Not reported
Trouble digesting 1 (4%) 1 0 Not reported
  1. *Disturbance ratings were assessed on a 0–10 scale, where 0 = 'not disturbing at all' and 10 =  'extremely disturbing'