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Table 4 Interitem correlation for the MDASI-THY symptoms (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

  pain fatigue nausea disturbed sleep distressed Short breath remember appetite frowsy dry mouth sad vomiting numberness hoarseness feeling hot racing heartbeat feeling cold swallowing
fatigue 0.773**                  
nausea 0.554** 0.541**                 
disturbed sleep 0.653** 0.714** 0.484**                
distressed 0.649** 0.685** 0.539** 0.602**               
short breath 0.501** 0.629** 0.586** 0.525** 0.594**              
remembering 0.521** 0.654** 0.440** 0.554** 0.581** 0.675**             
lack of appetite 0.707** 0.712** 0.628** 0.608** 0.661** 0.644** 0.596**            
feeling frowsy 0.707** 0.746** 0.584** 0.623** 0.645** 0.579** 0.584** 0.689**           
dry mouth 0.743** 0.739** 0.539** 0.589** 0.592** 0.551** 0.593** 0.677** 0.713**          
sad 0.582** 0.648** 0.599** 0.588** 0.722** 0.661** 0.658** 0.678** 0.630** 0.571**         
vomiting 0.499** 0.487** 0.716** 0.441** 0.498** 0.549** 0.413** 0.599** 0.531** 0.431** 0.603**        
numberness 0.646** 0.641** 0.455** 0.568** 0.658** 0.526** 0.568** 0.620** 0.632** 0.621** 0.624** 0.491**       
hoarseness 0.712** 0.716** 0.511** 0.560** 0.662** 0.606** 0.562** 0.626** 0.663** 0.695** 0.571** 0.469** 0.678**      
feeling hot 0.528** 0.653** 0.485** 0.558** 0.533** 0.583** 0.615** 0.599** 0.548** 0.589** 0.622** 0.519** 0.540** 0.592**     
racing heartbeat 0.546** 0.638** 0.559** 0.526** 0.583** 0.732** 0.646** 0.611** 0.601** 0.594** 0.682** 0.547** 0.608** 0.566** 0.681**    
feeling cold 0.557** 0.609** 0.527** 0.530** 0.583** 0.565** 0.541** 0.607** 0.591** 0.520** 0.689** 0.535** 0.503** 0.459** 0.575** 0.650**   
swallowing 0.745** 0.698** 0.529** 0.596** 0.588** 0.515** 0.540** 0.673** 0.675** 0.748** 0.558** 0.439** 0.661** 0.719** 0.545** 0.558** 0.480**  
diarrhea 0.350** 0.366** 0.334** 0.353** 0.327** 0.389** 0.382** 0.437** 0.471** 0.381** 0.460** 0.422** 0.378** 0.297** 0.422** 0.439** 0.466** 0.330**
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, significant correlation (2-tailed)