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Table 1 Content of the core-questionnaire COS (consequences of screening)

From: Consequences of screening in colorectal cancer (COS-CRC): development and dimensionality of a questionnaire

Themes or single items The items of COS. The number indicates the order of appearance in the questionnaire
Part I
Anxiety 2. Worried about my future
3. Scared
12. Upset
13. Restless
14. Nervous
23. Terrified
46. Shocked
Behavioural 4. Irritable
5. Quieter than normal
8. Hard to concentrate
10. Change in appetite
17. Withdrawn into myself
20. Difficulty dealing work or other commitments
22. Difficulty doing things around the house
Sense of dejection 1. Worried
9. Time passed slowly
11. Sad
15. Uneasy
18. Unable to cope
19. Depressed
Sleep 6. Slept badly
16. Taken long time to fall asleep
21. Woken up far too early in the morning
24. Awake most of the night
Single item 7. Busy to take mind off things
Part II
Relaxed/calm 3. Relaxed
7. Calm
15. Relieved
Social relations 4. Family
5. Friends
6. Other people
Existential values 1. Broader aspects of life
2. Enjoyment of life
8. Thought about future
9. Well-being
10. Awareness of life
11. Value life
Impulsivity 12. Energy
14. Lived life to the full
17. Being impulsive
19. Desire to venture into something new
20. Desire to venture into something risky
21. Done some things that overstepped one’s bounds
Empathy 13. Responsibility for one’s family
16. Understand other people’s problems
18. Ability to listen to other people’s problems