|Item||Mean score||Item||Mean score|
|10 most important items in defining cure|
|Little interest or pleasure in doing things||4.52||Little interest or pleasure in doing things||4.39|
|Occupational functioning||4.44||Feeling life is meaningful||4.37|
|Social functioning/leisure||4.44||Social functioning/leisure||4.36|
|Being able to enjoy life||4.44||Being able to enjoy life||4.30|
|Feeling down, depressed or hopeless||4.43||Occupational functioning||4.27|
|Interested||4.33||Feeling down, depressed or hopeless||4.25|
|Feeling life is meaningful||4.32||Not feeling blue, depressed or anxious||4.13|
|Thoughts that one would be better off dead||4.18||Active||4.09|
|Being able to concentrate||4.13||Thoughts that one would be better off dead||4.07|
|10 least important items in defining cure|
|Stomach pain||2.66||Back pain||2.73|
|Back pain||2.58||Stomach pain||2.65|
|Pain in arms, legs or joints||2.47||Pain during intercourse||2.65|
|Shortness of breath||2.47||Shortness of breath||2.59|
|Constipation, loose bowels or diarrhoea||2.43||Pain in arms, legs or joints||2.48|
|Nausea, gas or indigestion||2.36||Nausea, gas or indigestion||2.48|
|Pain during intercourse||2.30||Fainting spells||2.31|
|Fainting spells||2.08||Constipation, loose bowels or diarrhoea||2.29|
|Menstrual pain||2.01||Menstrual pain||1.98|
Physicians were asked to rank the importance of each item from 1 to 5, with 5 indicating greatest importance.
The 3 Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria located in the top 10 are highlighted.
GP, general practitioner.