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Table 2 The most frequent problem list items among the studied patients (n = 550)

From: Is it the time to implement the routine use of distress thermometer among Egyptian patients with newly diagnosed cancer?

Problems List No. of patients %
Treatment decision 354 64.4
Worry 258 47.0
Fears 245 44.5
Pain 232 42.2
Dealing with partner 193 35.1
Sleep 178 32.4
Sadness 168 30.5
Nausea 156 28.4
Eating 156 28.4
Depression 147 26.7
Constipation 141 25.6
Child care 133 24.2
Loss of interest 129 23.4
Sexual 125 22.7
Indigestion 124 22.5