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Table 7 Means (standard deviations) and comparisons between gender for all potential predictor variables for People with Cancer (PWC)

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

  Women Men     
Variable M (SD) M (SD) t(655) p 95% CI η2
SF12-Physical component summary 46.33 (10.88) 46.88 (10.23) -0.51 .609 [-2.67, 1.57] .000
SF12-Mental component summary 45.25 (11.42) 48.37 (10.42) -2.77 .006 [-5.34, -0.91] .012
HADS-Anxiety 9.75 (2.41) 8.68 (3.12) 4.19 <.001 [0.57, 1.58] .026
HADS-Depression 8.12 (2.15) 7.78 (3.05) 1.65 .099 [-0.73, 0.85] .004
Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) 27.73 (4.09) 28.57 (3.83) -1.99 .047 [-1.65, -0.01] .006
Dyadic Sexual Communication (DSCS) 46.06 (11.63) 48.47 (11.04) -2.03 .043 [-4.74, -0.73] .007
Silencing the Self Scale (STSS)       
 Externalized self perception 17.34 (5.48) 15.69 (5.21) 3.01 .003 [0.57, 2.73] 0.14
 Silencing the self 23.55 (7.74) 26.78 (6.77) -4.16 <.001 [-4.76, 1.71] .027
 Care as self sacrifice 24.78 (5.93) 31.49 (5.58) -11.16 <.001 [-7.89, -5.53] .165
 Divided self 16.38 (6.45) 16.58 (6.45) -0.30 .767 [-1.51, 1.11] .000
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