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Table 1 The convergent validity of the MDASI-THY score (n = 309)

From: Translation and validation of M.D. Anderson Symptom Inventory-Thyroid Cancer module in Chinese thyroid cancer patients: a cross-sectional and methodological study

EORTC QLQ-C30 subscales Symptom severity items Core symptoms Thyroid cancer symptoms Interference items WAW REM
r p r p r p r p r p r p
Global QoL -0.550  < 0.001 -0.557  < 0.001 -0.496  < 0.001 -0.521  < 0.001 -0.512  < 0.001 -0.478  < 0.001
Physical functioning -0.759  < 0.001 -0.751  < 0.001 -0.733  < 0.001 -0.654  < 0.001 -0.659  < 0.001 -0.584  < 0.001
Role functioning -0.590  < 0.001 -0.586  < 0.001 -0.574  < 0.001 -0.600  < 0.001 -0.591  < 0.001 -0.559  < 0.001
Emotional functioning -0.509  < 0.001 -0.517  < 0.001 -0.466  < 0.001 -0.555  < 0.001 -0.461  < 0.001 -0.581  < 0.001
Cognitive functioning -0.709  < 0.001 -0.711  < 0.001 -0.669  < 0.001 -0.627  < 0.001 -0.601  < 0.001 -0.618  < 0.001
Social functioning -0.644  < 0.001 -0.645  < 0.001 -0.631  < 0.001 -0.661  < 0.001 -0.635  < 0.001 -0.599  < 0.001
Fatigue 0.765  < 0.001 0.766  < 0.001 0.726  < 0.001 0.660  < 0.001 0.658  < 0.001 0.585  < 0.001
Nausea and vomiting 0.395  < 0.001 0.391  < 0.001 0.377  < 0.001 0.362  < 0.001 0.359  < 0.001 0.349  < 0.001
Pain 0.624  < 0.001 0.619  < 0.001 0.603  < 0.001 0.573  < 0.001 0.582  < 0.001 0.521  < 0.001
Dyspnea 0.526  < 0.001 0.519  < 0.001 0.501  < 0.001 0.478  < 0.001 0.488  < 0.001 0.458  < 0.001
Insomnia 0.636  < 0.001 0.637  < 0.001 0.591  < 0.001 0.577  < 0.001 0.535  < 0.001 0.530  < 0.001
Appetite loss 0.537  < 0.001 0.537  < 0.001 0.514  < 0.001 0.493  < 0.001 0.490  < 0.001 0.464  < 0.001
Constipation 0.413  < 0.001 0.409  < 0.001 0.407  < 0.001 0.380  < 0.001 0.369  < 0.001 0.360  < 0.001
Diarrhea 0.207  < 0.001 0.199  < 0.001 0.207  < 0.001 0.116 0.042 0.139 0.014 0.043 0.447
Financial difficulties 0.476  < 0.001 0.484  < 0.001 0.448  < 0.001 0.473  < 0.001 0.485  < 0.001 0.456  < 0.001