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Table 4 Agreement and κ(%) between question detail categories: Patient- Patient 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 139 93 86 69 86 91 138 91 87
Abdominal pain 136 88 75 69 75 72 134 81 71
CBH 140 84 69 71 73 72 139 75 64
Fatigue 134 82 63 68 87 74 127 83 69
Urgency 130 83 65 69 78 79 125 78 66
Incomplete Evacuation 135 84 70 72 75 75 132 82 72
Anal pain 71 94 87 71 83 80 71 90 80
Weight loss 135 96 86 70 93 88 133 94 80
Anal lump 135 89 58 69 94 77 135 89 58
Mucus 138 93 74 72 99 87 134 94 76
Abdominal lump 135 92 42 69 91 46 134 94 18
Median   90 72   86 94   90 71
  1. Note: n refers to the total number of patients answering this question.
  2. CBH = Change in bowel habit