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Table 2 Correlation between symptoms and SDS score

From: Association between chronological depressive changes and physical symptoms in postoperative pancreatic cancer patients

  SDS (rs) 3 M SDS (rs) 6 M SDS (rs)
1. I have swelling or cramps in my stomach area −.016 −.070 .384***
2. I am losing weight −.065 −.117 .370***
3. I have control of my bowels −.291** −.165 −.329***
4. I can digest my food well −.255* −.330*** −.436***
5. I have diarrhea (diarrhoea) −.070 −.043 .130
6. I have a good appetite −.170 −.378*** −.354***
7. I am unhappy about a change in my appearance −.031 .038 .274**
8. I have pain in my back .041 −.143 .073
9. I am bothered by constipation .011 −.034 .060
10. I feel fatigued −.063 .002 .538***
11. I am able to do my usual activities −.295** −.400*** −.330***
12. I am bothered by jaundice or yellow color to my skin −.044 −.099 .104
13. I have had fevers (episodes of high body temperature) −.011 −.034 .205*
14. I have had itching −.005 −.031 .220*
15. I have had a change in the way food tastes −.031 .039 .292**
16. I have had chills .025 −.102 .287**
17. My mouth is dry −.056 −.084 .284**
18. have discomfort or pain in my stomach area .006 .031 .392***
19. I have a lack of energy .567*** .659*** .498***
20. I have nausea .209* .277** .159
21. I have pain .449*** .370*** .348***
  1. Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient (rs) *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001