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Table 3 Cough characteristics in the study population

From: A cross sectional study to determine the prevalence of cough and its impact in patients with lung cancer: a patient unmet need

CharacteristicCoughComment
Is cough painful? ‘yes’, N (%) from those reporting cough26 (23) 
Does cough warrant treatment? ‘yes’, N (%) from those reporting cough60 (52) 
Is Cough Painful?
Median cough severity VAS score for those experiencing cough (25th-75th IQR)
32mm (20-51)Higher score = worse cough severity (100mm scale)
Median MCLCS score for those experiencing cough (25th-75th IQR)22 (16-27)Higher score = worse cough impact; maximum possible score=40
 N (%) 
Cough reported115 (57)Initial assessment (n=223)
Cough reported135 (67)MCLCS data
Difficulty breathing because of cougha26 (19)MCLCS data, (‘often’, ‘very often’, ‘all of the time’)
Disturbed sleep because of cougha20 (15)MCLCS data, (‘often’, ‘very often’, ‘all of the time’)
Distress from cougha25 (18)MCLCS data, (‘often’, ‘very often’, ‘all of the time’)
Frustration because of cougha40 (29)MCLCS data, (‘often’, ‘very often’, ‘all of the time’)
Cough interrupts conversationsa32 (23)MCLCS data, (‘often’, ‘very often’, ‘all of the time’)
In control of your cougha69 (50)MCLCS data, (not at all; some of the time)
Worry that cough means your condition is getting worsea43 (31)MCLCS data, (‘often’, ‘very often’, ‘all of the time’)
  1. MCLCS Manchester Cough in Lung Cancer Scale, VAS Visual Analogue Scale, IQR Interquartile range
  2. aOnly for those reporting cough