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Table 3 Correlations between symptom frequency scoresa

From: Colorectal cancer survivors: an investigation of symptom burden and influencing factors

  Fatig-ue Insom-nia Const-ipation Diarr-hea Flat-ulence (stoma) Flat- ulence (no stoma) Bloat- Ing F.I. (stoma) F.I. (no stoma) S.F. (stoma) S.F. (no stoma) Appetite loss Weight worry Taste Nausea vomit Dry mouth Gen. pain Abdo pain Butt. pain Sore skin (stoma) Sore skin (no stoma)
Fatigue   .452** .345** .466**   .351** .382**    . 362** .564** .323** .353** .559** .373** .612** .334** .316**   
Insomnia        .305**      .324** .305**   .353**   .354**   .317**   
Bowel Function
 - Constipation     .327**            .331**   .349**     
 - Diarrhoea       .386** .330**   .383**   .537** .338**    .434**   .397**     
 - Flatulence
  (current stoma)             .346**    .389**   .396**    .316**  
  (no stoma)        .369**   .469**   .468**       .326**   .369**   
 - Bloating          .321**   .402**     312**   .335** .378** .347**   
 - Faecal incontinence
  (current stoma)           .425**         .319** .374** .396**  
  (no stoma)            .415**         .314**   .358**
- Stool frequency
  (current stoma)              .319**        .364**  
   (no stoma)                .314**   .301**   .446**   .392**
Nutrition
 - Appetite loss               .380** .532** .359** .466**     
 - Weight worry                      
 - Taste                     .416**  
 - Nausea & vomiting                 .340** .507** .349**    
 - Dry mouth                  .304**     
Pain
 - General pain                   .508** .399** .322**  
 - Abdominal pain                    .384**   
 - Buttock pain                      503**
  1. **p ≤ 0.01 F.I. Faecal Incontinence, S.F Stool Frequency, Gen pain = General pain; Abdo pain = Abdominal pain; Butt pain = Buttock pain
  2. aSpearman’s rank correlations. Only those correlations ≥0.30 are displayed