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Table 3 Number of studies with adequate and non-adequate test-retest values

From: A critical analysis of test-retest reliability in instrument validation studies of cancer patients under palliative care: a systematic review

Evaluated domains Number of studies Test-retest values
<0.70 ≥0.70
n (%) n (%)
Global HRQoL 19 11 (57.9) 8 (42.1)
Emotional 8 1 (12.5) 7 (87.5)
Physical 5 1 (20) 4 (80)
Social 6 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7)
Functioning 3 0 (0) 3 (100)
Existential 6 1 (16.7) 5 (83.3)
Global symptoms 5 2 (40) 3 (60)
Pain 18 9 (50) 9 (50)
Nausea 12 5 (41.6) 7 (58.3)
Fatigue 11 6 (54.5) 5 (45.5)
Anxiety 10 6 (60) 4 (40)
Depression 9 4 (44.4) 5 (55.6)
  1. HRQoL health-related quality of life.