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Table 2 Completeness of recording for the four generic cancer symptoms

From: Patient-reported measurement of time to diagnosis in cancer: development of the Cancer Symptom Interval Measure (C-SIM) and randomised controlled trial of method of delivery

Number of patients reporting this symptoms Complete data Incomplete data z statistic p
Fatigue or tiredness
Researcher-completed (n = 55) 53 2   
Self-completed (n = 37) 34 3 -0.99 0.32
Unexplained weight loss
Researcher-completed (n = 29) 28 1   
Self-completed (n = 24) 23 1 -0.14 0.89
Decrease in appetite
Researcher-completed (n = 25) 25 0   
Self-completed (n = 23) 18 5 -2.80 0.005
Feeling different in yourself
Researcher-completed (n = 35) 35 0   
Self-completed (n = 29) 27 2 -1.64 0.10