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Table 2 Number of nominal groups with relative ranking of each major concern/theme

From: Gout and sexual function: patient perspective of how gout affects personal relationships and intimacy

  Among male nominal groups (n = 7) Among female nominal groups (n = 6) All nominal groups (n = 14) Among male nominal groups (n = 7) Among female nominal groups (n = 6) All nominal groups (n = 14)
Top concern Among top 5 concerns
A1. Physical impact on intimacy 4 4 8 6 4 11*
A2. Emotional impact on intimacy 1 1 2 5 4 9
B1. Physical function limitation 1 1 2 3 3 6
B2. Physical Dependence 0 0 0 2 1 4*
B3. Social life interference 0 0 0 3 2 6*
C. Trust issues/understanding 1 0 2 2 1 4*
D. Self-image/perception issues 0 0 0 1 1 2
E. Diet/food choices 1 0 1 3 1 4
F. Financial burden 0 1 1 1 1 2
G. Emotional impact: communication, personality changes, effect on self/spouse 0 0 0 4 1 5
H. Not in a relationship/no or positive effect 0 0 0 2 1 3
  1. There were 7 male only, 6 female only and 1 male and female combined nominal group
  2. In two groups, two concerns each tied for the top rank score, therefore, there are 16 top ranked scores
  3. *Includes one nominal group with males and females that ranked this concern in top five
  4. Theme A consisted of Physical (A1) or emotional impact (A2) of gout on intimacy
  5. Theme B consisted of Physical function limitation (B1), physical dependence (B2), or Social Life interference/limitation (B3)
  6. In some nominal groups, all votes were given to < 5 concerns/themes, therefore the total rank sum for top 5 concerns adds up to less than 70