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Table 2 Socio-demographic and clinical information for Q sorts (participants) defining each factor

From: Constructions of sex and intimacy after cancer: Q methodology study of people with cancer, their partners, and health professionals

Variable Factor 1 (n=31) Factor 2 (n=24) Factor 3 (n=6)
  (Count, %) (Count, %) (Count, %)
Group    
Person with cancer 6 (19.4) 12 (50) 3 (50)
Partner of a person with cancer 2 (6.5) 12 (50) 3 (50)
Health care professional 23 (74.1) - -
Doctor/Surgeon 6 (19.4)   
Nurse 5 (16.1)   
Allied health 12 (38.7)   
Gender    
Female 27 (87.1) 9 (37.5) 3 (50)
Male 4 (12.9) 15 (62.5) 3 (50)
Age (Mean, S.D.) 43.8 (12.4) 57.7 (11.4) 51.7 (10.5)
Type of cancer*    
Reproductive 2 (25)# 15 (62.5) 2 (33.3)
Non-reproductive 6 (75)# 9 (37.5) 4 (66.7)
Relationship status*    
Partnered 7 (87.5)# 22 (91.6) 4 (66.7)
Not partnered 1 (12.5)# 1 (4.2) 2 (33.3)
Partner deceased - 1 (4.2) -
Sexual orientation*    
Heterosexual 7 (87.5)# 20 (83.3) 5 (83.3)
Non-heterosexual 1 (12.5)# 4 (16.6) 1 (16.7)
  1. * Indicates that the variable is calculated for participants who are a person with cancer or a partner of a person with cancer only.
  2. # Percentage calculated only for defining participants on Factor 1 who are a person with cancer or a partner of a person with cancer.