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Table 4 Sexual importance and activity by gender and cancer classification for partners of People with Cancer (PPWC)

From: Feeling well and talking about sex: psycho-social predictors of sexual functioning after cancer

  Women Men Test for group difference Sexual cancer Non-sexual cancer Test for group difference
Item/Variable n % n % χ2 p φ n % n % χ2 p φ
Sex important part of the relationship:      5.24 0.073 0.202      0.80 0.672 0.079
 Very important 24 31.6 27 50.9     33 42.9 18 35.3    
 Somewhat important 41 53.9 22 41.5     35 45.5 27 43.5    
 Not important 11 14.5 4 7.5     9 11.7 6 11.8    
Sex important part of life:      9.43 0.009 0.254      2.11 0.348 0.121
 Very important 20 23.5 29 47.5     31 35.6 18 31.0    
 Somewhat important 52 61.2 27 44.3     43 49.4 35 60.3    
 Not important 13 15.3 5 8.2     13 14.9 5 8.7    
Change in sexual activities since onset of cancer:      1.37 0.163 0.098      0.68 0.411 0.035
 Yes 62 75.6 40 66.7     64 73.6 38 70.4    
 No 20 24.4 20 33.3     23 26.4 16 29.6    
  1. Note. The CSFQ Sexual Pleasure Subscale is only available for ‘after cancer’.
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