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Table 3 The five groups of items from the Pediatric Adverse Event Rating Scale (PAERS) whose Spearman's correlation coefficients for the physician rating were larger than 0.4 between items (all visits pooled; 3611 observations).

From: Emotional well-being in children and adolescents treated with atomoxetine for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Findings from a patient, parent and physician perspective using items from the pediatric adverse event rating scale (PAERS)

Items relating to depressed mood (items 8, 32, and 39)
   a. Correlation of items, physician rated
item 8 vs. item 32 r = 0.448 (95% CI 0.421 to 0.473)
item 8 vs. item 39 r = 0.413 (95% CI 0.385 to 0.439)
item 32 vs. item 39 r = 0.465 (95% CI 0.439 to 0.490)
   b. Correlation of items, parent rated
item 8 vs. item 32 r = 0.534 (95% CI 0.510 to 0.557)
item 8 vs. item 39 r = 0.424 (95% CI 0.396 to 0.450)
item 32 vs. item 39 r = 0.444 (95% CI 0.417 to 0.470)
   c. Correlation of items, patient rated
item 8 vs. item 32 r = 0.339 (95% CI 0.309 to 0.367)
item 8 vs. item 39 r = 0.313 (95% CI 0.283 to 0.342)
item 32 vs. item 39 r = 0.383 (95% CI 0.355 to 0.411)
Items relating to self-harm (items 20 and 43)
   d. correlation of items, physician rated
item 20 vs. item 43 r = 0.606 (95% CI 0.585 to 0.626)
   e. correlation of items, parent rated
item 20 vs. item 43 r = 0.659 (95% CI 0.640 to 0.677)
   f. correlation of items, patient rated
item 20 vs. item 43 r r = 0.598 (95% CI 0.576 to 0.618)
Items relating to irritability/agitation (items 16, 26, and 42)
   g. Correlation of items, physician rated
item 16 vs. item 26 r = 0.478 (95% CI 0.453 to 0.503)
item 16 vs. item 42 r = 0.459 (95% CI 0.433 to 0.484)
item 26 vs. item 42 r = 0.471 (95% CI 0.445 to 0.496)
   h. Correlation of items, parent rated
item 16 vs. item 26 r = 0.539 (95% CI 0.515 to 0.562)
item 16 vs. item 42 r = 0.516 (95% CI 0.492 to 0.540)
item 26 vs. item 42 r = 0.533 (95% CI 0.509 to 0.556)
   i. Correlation of items, patient rated
item 16 vs. item 26 r = 0.367 (95% CI 0.338 to 0.395)
item 16 vs. item 42 r = 0.353 (95% CI 0.324 to 0.381)
item 26 vs. item 42 r = 0.379 (95% CI 0.350 to 0.406)
Item relating to drowsiness (item 37)
Item relating to euphoria (item 38)