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Exam terminology help

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Hello,

Wondered if anyone could tell me if there's an accepted college definition for terms like common, rare, characteristic etc that come up in exam questions?

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Joanna

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Hello Joanna!!

Quoted From a thin narrow light blue book about the part 1 - ISQs for the MRCPSYCH Part1 (at the back)

always -100% - so often false

Never - 0% - so often false

Invariably - 98-99%

Majority - more than 50%

Usually - more than 50%

Common - more than 50%

Often 30-50%

Frequently - more than 10%

rare - less than 5%

unusual less than 5%

uncommon- less than 5%

infrequent- less than 5%

occasional- less than 5%

recognised feature - reported at least once - often true

in association with - more commonly than chance

characteristic feature - of diagnostic significance - diagnosis doubtful if absent

typical feature - characteristic

pathognomic - occurs ONLY in that disease

specific - pathognomic

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