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Table 1 Percentage of equivalence and Kappa statistics for English and Arabic CKD Symptom Burden Index for the pilot study (N= 25)

From: Arabic translation, adaptation and modification of the dialysis symptom index for chronic kidney disease stages four and five

Symptom % of agreement K ( p )
1. Constipation 92 0.841 (<0.001)
2. Nausea 100 1.00 (<0.001)
3. Vomiting 96 0.896 (<0.001)
4. Diarrhoea 100 1.00 (<0.001)
5. Decreased appetite 100 1.00 (<0.001)
6. Muscle cramps 100 1.00 (<0.001)
7. Swelling in legs 100 1.00 (<0.001)
8. Shortness of breath 100 1.00 (<0.001)
9. Light headedness or dizziness 100 1.00 (<0.001)
10. Restless legs or difficulty keeping your legs still 96 0.834 (<0.001)
11. Numbness or tingling in feet 100 1.00 (<0.001)
12. Feeling tired or lack of energy 100 1.00 (<0.001)
13. Cough 100 1.00 (<0.001)
14. Dry mouth 100 1.00 (<0.001)
15. Bone or joint pain 100 1.00 (<0.001)
16. Chest pain 100 1.00 (<0.001)
17. Headache 96 0.779 (<0.001)
18. Muscle soreness 100 1.00 (<0.001)
19. Difficulty concentrating 100 1.00 (<0.001)
20. Dry skin 100 1.00 (<0.001)
21. Itching 100 1.00 (<0.001)
22. Worrying 96 0.803 (<0.001)
23. Feeling nervous 96 0.826 (<0.001)
24. Trouble falling asleep 92 0.828 (<0.001)
25. Trouble staying asleep 100 1.00 (<0.001)
26. Feeling irritable 100 1.00 (<0.001)
27. Feeling sad 100 1.00 (<0.001)
28. Feeling anxious 88 0.603 (0.001)
29. Depression 100 1.00 (<0.001)
30. Decreased interest in sex 100 1.00 (<0.001)
31. Difficulty becoming sexually aroused 100 1.00 (<0.001)
32. Nocturia 100 1.00 (<0.001)