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Table 3 Data extraction items (in addition to COSMIN data extracted and reported)

From: Protocol for a systematic review of screening tools for fear of recurrent illness in common life-threatening diseases

Descriptive information Screening tool characteristics
Screening tool Number of items
Clinical population Number and types of domains
Sample size Theoretical/conceptual framework
Disease stage Response format/scale design
Country and setting Tool development process
Type of instrument (e.g., PRO) Validity (types of texts/results)
  Response rates
  Utility in administration and interpretation (including ceiling and floor scores)
  Range and number of raters required for scoring and analysis
  Mode of administration (e.g., self-completed)