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Table 1 Ranking of treatment-relevant clinical features among 788 fibromyalgia patients*

From: Identification of symptom and functional domains that fibromyalgia patients would like to see improved: a cluster analysis

Symptom Number Symptom Rank order by importance, n (%) Priority Quintiles
   1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Not ranked
q1 Having a lack of energy 126 (16.0) 129 (16.4) 106 (13.5) 70 (8.9) 68 (8.6) 289 (36.7)
q2 Having to push yourself to do things 18 (2.3) 39 (4.9) 69 (8.8) 67 (8.5) 65 (8.3) 530 (67.3)
q3 Interference with your ability to accomplish daily tasks, such as housework or shopping 16 (2.0) 16 (2.0) 42 (5.3) 41 (5.2) 52 (6.6) 621 (78.8)
q4 Impact on your family 33 (4.2) 17 (2.2) 20 (2.5) 26 (3.3) 29 (3.9) 663 (84.1)
q5 Difficulty being sexually intimate with your partner 9 (1.1) 15 (1.9) 24 (3.1) 30 (3.8) 29 (3.7) 681 (86.4)
q6 Feeling tired 43 (5.5) 111 (14.1) 111 (14.1) 95 (12.1) 61 (7.7) 367 (46.6)
q7 Interference with work or school 11 (1.4) 6 (0.8) 17 (2.2) 21 (2.7) 22 (2.8) 711 (90.2)
q8 Feeling anxious 2 (0.3) 9 (1.1) 3 (0.4) 14 (1.8) 17 (2.2) 743 (94.3)
q9 Difficulty thinking or "fibro fog" 37 (4.7) 44 (5.6) 62 (7.9) 89 (11.3) 68 (8.6) 488 (61.9)
q10 Feeling like the pace of your life is slower than most other people 1 (0.1) 8 (1.0) 7 (0.9) 10 (1.3) 15 (1.9) 747 (94.8)
q11 Impact on your social life 1 (0.1) 4 (0.5) 5 (0.6) 10 (1.3) 16 (2.0) 752 (95.4)
q12 Driving limitations 0 1 (0.1) 1 (0.1) 0 5 (0.6) 781 (99.1)
q13 Skin is sensitive to touch 6 (0.8) 12 (1.5) 16 (2.0) 25 (3.1) 34 (4.3) 695 (88.2)
q14 Feeling depressed 11 (1.4) 15 (1.9) 21 (2.7) 31 (3.9) 29 (3.7) 681 (86.4)
q15 Pain or discomfort 329 (41.8) 116 (14.7) 80 (10.2) 62 (7.9) 43 (5.5) 158 (20.1)
q16 Disturbed sleep 71 (9.0) 159 (20.2) 103 (13.1) 77 (9.8) 58 (7.4) 320 (40.6)
q17 Strain on your relationship with your spouse 8 (1.0) 10 (1.3) 16 (2.0) 13 (1.7) 23 (2.9) 718 (91.1)
q18 Feeling isolated or alone 2 (0.3) 1 (0.1) 6 (0.8) 8 (1.0) 21 (2.7) 750 (95.2)
q19 Being unable to make plans with the confidence that you will follow-through 5 (0.6) 16 (2.0) 16 (2.0) 19 (2.4) 55 (7.0) 677 (85.9)
q20 Difficulty walking 19 (2.4) 22 (2.8) 27 (3.4) 43 (5.5) 40 (5.1) 637 (80.8)
  1. * The left column indicates the question number while the second column provides an abstraction of the original question regarding a specific clinical feature. The five columns to the right contain the number and proportion of subjects who ranked that question as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th in importance, respectively.