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Table 9 Correlations among CSFQ subscales scores and potential predictor variables by gender for People with Cancer (PWC)

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

   Women
Variable Sexual desire/frequency Sexual desire/interest Sexual arousal Sexual orgasm Sexual pleasure Total sexual functioning
SF12-Physical component summary .14** .15** .13** .14** .17** .15**
SF12-Mental component summary .20** .07 .21** .21** .31** .22**
HADS-Anxiety -.11* -.02 -.12** -.10* -.18** -.16**
HADS-Depression -.10* -.05 -.14** -.13** -.18** -.20**
Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) .28** .04 .21** .13** .37** .22**
Dyadic Sexual Communication (DSCS) .35** .18** .31** .31** .46** .34**
Silencing the Self Scale (STSS)       
 Externalized self perception -.20** -.23** -.26** -.21** -.27** -.20**
 Silencing the self -.24** -.17** -.15** -.26** -.25** -.28**
 Care as self sacrifice -.10* -.18** -.21** -.21** -.08 -.18**
 Divided self -.34** -15** -.25** -.28** -.40** -3.32**
    Men    
SF12-Physical component summary .42** .16 .16 .23* .36** .33**
SF12-Mental component summary .16* .11 .10 .10 .16* .17*
HADS-Anxiety .04 .02 -23** -20* -.04 -.11
HADS-Depression .02 .03 -.19* -.20* -.06 -.09
Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) .21* .09 .07 .12 .30** .19*
Dyadic Sexual Communication (DSCS) .17* -.10 .06 .13 .43** .11
Silencing the Self Scale (STSS)       
 Externalized self perception -.08 -.19* -.03 -.06 -.07 -.15
 Silencing the self -.25** -.01 -.21* -.24** -.25** -.24**
 Care as self sacrifice -.28** -.04 -.27** -.25** -.13 -.27**
 Divided self -.12 -.03 -.09 -.10 -.29** -.12
  1. Note. *p < .05; **p < .01, one-tailed.