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Table 5 Psychological and social characteristics associated with moderate to high level unmet needs by domain*

From: Prevalence and correlates of cancer survivors’ supportive care needs 6 months after diagnosis: a population-based cross-sectional study

  Psychological Physical & daily living Sexuality Health system & information Patient care & support
p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI)
Psychological      
Anxious preoccupation <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
  Case 5.9 (4.0-8.7) 2.2 (1.5-3.2) 3.4 (2.2-5.3) 3.3 (2.2-5.1) 3.1 (1.8-5.2)
  No case 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Helpless hopeless <0.001    0.016 0.002
  Case 2.2 (1.5-3.3)    1.7 (1.1-2.7) 2.3 (1.3-3.8)
  No case 1.00    1.00 1.00
Cognitive avoidance 0.02   0.049   
  Case 1.5 (1.1-2.1)   1.5 (1.0-2.3)   
  No case 1.00   1.00   
Mental health help before cancer   <0.001 0.032   <0.001
  Yes   2.1 (1.4-3.2) 1.7 (1.0-2.8)   2.5 (1.5-4.2)
  No   1.00 1.00   1.00
Mental health help since cancer <0.001     
  Yes 2.9 (1.6-5.2)     
  No 1.00     
Social      
Affectionate support     0.020 0.003
  Low     0.47 (0.25-0.89) 2.1 (1.3-3.4)
  Some     1.00 1.00
Positive social interaction   0.05 0.014 0.002  
  Low   1.4 (0.99-2.0) 1.7 (1.1-2.5) 2.6 (1.4-4.8)  
  Some   1.00 1.00 1.00  
Emotional/ informational 0.04    0.002  
  Low 1.4 (1.0-2.1)    2.2 (1.3-3.6)  
  Some 1.00    1.00  
  1. * also adjusted for individual, health behaviour, disease and treatment characteristics as reported in Tables 3 and 4.
  2. OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval; p-value on the Wald chi-square analysis of effects test.