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Table 8 Means (standard deviations) and comparisons between gender for all potential predictor variables for Partners of People with Cancer (PPWC)

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 51.05 (9.12) 51.28 (8.24) -0.16 .873 [-3.13, 2.66] .000
SF12-Mental component summary 45.55 (12.01) 48.32 (12.01) -1.38 .169 [-6.74, -1.19] .013
HADS-Anxiety 11.10 (2.49) 11.59 (2.93) -1.10 .275 [-1.39, 0.40] .008
HADS-Depression 8.80 (2.02) 8.78 (2.35) 0.06 .956 [-0.73, 0.74] .000
Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) 28.33 (3.91) 29.29 (3.46) -1.52 .130 [-2.21, 0.29] .016
Dyadic Sexual Communication (DSCS) 46.43 (13.04) 48.65 (10.20) -1.10 .275 [-6.22, 1.78] .008
Silencing the Self Scale (STSS)       
 Externalized self perception 17.76 (8.90) 14.97 (5.78) 2.13 .035 [0.20, 5.39] .031
 Silencing the self 26.05 (8.13) 25.93 (9.54) 0.83 .934 [-2.79, 3.03] .000
 Care as self sacrifice 28.71 (8.39) 30.15 (6.10) -1.12 .267 [-3.99, 1.11] .009
 Divided self 15.70 (6.49) 15.31 (6.61) 0.35 .724 [-1.80, 2.59] .001
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