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Table 6 Comparison of item, subscale and total scores between participant groups M (SD) in the discriminant analysis component of the study, n = 53

From: Development and validation of the Newcastle laryngeal hypersensitivity questionnaire

  Chronic cough PVFM Globus MTD Controls P value1 P value2
  N = 11 N = 18 N = 6 N = 3 N = 15   
Abnormal sensation 4.0 (2.0) 3.6 (2.0) 2.8 (1.5) 2.7 (0.6) 6.7 (0.5) .366 < .001
Phlegm 2.5 (1.2) 3.9 (2.1) 2.2 (1.3) 4.0 (1.7) 6.1 (1.0) .146 < .001
Pain 5.6 (1.6) 5.6 (1.8) 6.4 (0.6) 6.0 (1.0) 6.8 (0.4) .517 .113
Stuck 4.2 (1.8) 4.0 (2.2) 3.6 (1.8) 4.3 (1.5) 6.8 (0.4) .794 < .001
Blocked 4.9 (2.0) 4.4 (2.1) 5.4 (1.3) 5.0 (1.7) 6.9 (0.3) .912 .001
Tight 4.9 (2.0) 3.9 (1.8) 4.4 (1.8) 4.3 (2.5) 6.9 (0.4) .837 < .001
Irritated 3.6 (1.5) 3.1 (1.5) 2.8 (1.5) 4.7 (2.1) 6.3 (0.5) .280 < .001
Pushing on chest 6.1 (1.3) 5.0 (1.8) 5.8 (1.3) 5.0 (1.7) 7.0 (0.0) .461 .001
Pressing on throat 6.1 (1.8) 4.6 (2.1) 5.8 (1.1) 5.0 (1.7) 6.9 (0.5) .586 .002
Constriction 5.0 (1.6) 3.7 (1.9) 6.2 (0.8) 4.3 (1.5) 6.7 (0.7) .153 < .001
Food catches 4.9 (1.6) 5.1 (1.7) 5.2 (1.8) 5.3 (2.1) 6.7 (0.7) .857 .018
Tickle 3.7 (2.3) 3.5 (1.5) 3.0 (1.9) 3.7 (0.6) 6.4 (0.6) .812 < .001
Itch 5.6 (1.9) 5.0 (2.0) 5.0 (2.3) 6.3 (0.6) 6.5 (0.5) .636 .081
Hot burning 6.6 (0.8) 6.1 (1.5) 6.8 (0.5) 5.3 (1.5) 7.0 (0.0) .115 .040
Total cumulative score 3 67.8 (17.8) 61.2 (17.9) 65.4 (12.0) 66.0 (11.0) 93.5 (3.2) .955 < .001
Pain/thermal cumulative score 3 37.3 (12.0) 31.0 (15.4) 36.2 (6.9) 35.7 (7.1) 53.7 (1.9) .891 .006
Obstruction cumulative score 3 33.8 (10.7) 29.2 (11.6) 33.4 (6.2) 31.0 (5.3) 47.5 (1.8) .901 < .001
Irritation cumulative score 3 11.3 (4.2) 12.3 (5.0) 10.2 (4.6 ) 14.0 (2.0) 19.0 (1.6) .296 < .001
Total score 4 14.4 (3.3) 13.3 (3.6) 13.9 (2.5) 14.0 (2.0) 19.2 (0.7) .951 < .001
Pain/thermal score 5 6.1 (0.9) 5.5 (1.5) 6.3 (0.6) 5.4 (1.4) 6.9 (0.1) .430 .006
Irritation score 5 3.8 (1.4) 4.1 (1.7) 3.4 (1.5) 4.7 (0.7) 6.3 (0.6) .458 < .001
Obstruction score 5 4.2 (1.3) 3.6 (1.5) 4.2 (0.8) 3.9 (0.6) 6.0 (0.2) .901 < .001
  1. Note. 1 = Comparison between clinical groups only; 2 = Comparison between clinical groups and healthy controls; 3 = total of all scores within domain; 4 = Total of all subscale scores; 5 = total of all scores in domain divided by the total number of items answered by the participant. Total and subscale scores are in bold.
  2. Note: Higher scores denote better performance.