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Table 3 Agreement and κ(%) between question detail categories: Patient- Doctor comparison

From: A self administered reliable questionnaire to assess lower bowel symptoms

  Presence Time since original onset Severe enough to
prompt consultation
  n Agree (%) κ(%) n Agree(%) κ(%) n Agree (%) κ(%)
PR bleeding 121 94 89 60 73 73 118 89 86
Abdominal pain 117 89 78 57 74 61 110 86 76
CBH 120 77 55 57 70 65 111 77 63
Fatigue 114 84 68 57 75 71 102 83 66
Urgency 105 80 58 51 78 70 99 72 51
Incomplete Evacuation 109 74 59 58 79 60 102 74 46
Anal pain 57 84 58 57 77 45 55 78 50
Weight loss 115 90 68 58 91 67 112 94 75
Anal lump 117 87 57 58 86 61 116 88 55
Mucus 120 90 64 58 90 69 118 90 55
Abdominal lump 119 94 44 58 95 65 118 96 37
Median   88 59   79 66   86 55
  1. Note: n refers to the total number of patients and doctors answering this question (for the time since onset, the results are based only on the second phase questionnaire). CBH = Change in bowel habit