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Table 3 Mean Scores for Outcome Variables Across Time Conditions by Intervention Group for People with Cancer

From: A randomized trial of a minimal intervention for sexual concerns after cancer: a comparison of self-help and professionally delivered modalities

  People with Cancer
Measure Self Help Package (SH) (n = 33) Health Professional Delivered (HP) (n = 26)
Pre M (SD) Post M (SD) FUP M (SD) Pre M (SD) Post M (SD) FUP M (SD)
Health related quality of life
 Physical health 41.9 (11.1) 44.0 (10.1) 43.0 (13.5) 49.6 (10.6) 50.4 (7.2) 47.7 (9.9)
 Mental health 50.0 (7.7)# 45.2 (12.0)# 45.8 (13.0) 51.2 (5.7) 49.3 (9.8) 50.0 (11.4)
Psychological wellbeing*
 Anxiety 10.9 (2.0) 10.4 (1.8) 10.9 (1.8) 10.9 (1.9) 11.0 (1.4) 11.2 (1.6)
 Depression 9.1 (2.0) 8.9 (1.7) 8.7 (1.6) 8.6 (1.9) 8.6 (1.5) 8.7 (1.7)
Self Silencing*
 Care as self sacrifice 27.3 (7.0) 27.9 (6.0) 27.3 (5.9) 27.4 (7.3) 27.8 (7.7) 27.1 (8.2)
 Silencing the self 25.4 (9.3) 25.8 (8.1) 25.1 (7.4) 26.7 (5.8) 25.3 (6.9) 25.9 (7.0)
 Divided self 17.7 (7.3) 17.4 (6.2) 17.0 (6.5) 16.7 (6.1) 16.4 (5.8) 15.6 (5.5)
 Externalized self perception 16.9 (5.9) 16.6 (5.9) 16.8 (5.4) 16.3 (5.2)# 15.4 (5.9) 14.9 (6.0)#
 Total 85.7 (25.3) 86.3 (20.7) 85.3 (20.7) 86.9 (16.4)# 84.8 (19.6) 82.8 (20.3)#
Relationship satisfaction 31.0 (7.6)# 32.5 (6.8)# 33.1 (7.4)# 32.5 (7.3) 33.1 (6.6) 33.2 (4.0)
Sexual communication 46.7 (11.9) 45.4 (12.7) 46.8 (12.4) 49.1 (9.8) 49.7 (9.2) 51.4 (10.4)
Sexual function
 Female sexual function 38.2 (8.7) 38.2 (8.6) 37.5 (10.6) 35.2 (11.2) 33.2(12.5) 33.7 (12.4)
 Male sexual function 33.4 (8.5) 35.1 (8.4) 33.8 (9.1) 33.9 (7.1) 34.4 (9.6) 34.5 (7.5)
Satisfying sexual relationship 2.5 (1.5) 2.8 (1.4) 2.8 (1.5) 2.6 (1.3) 3.0 (1.2) 3.0 (1.1)
  1. #Significant difference between scores at p < .05; * Higher scores signify greater distress or greater negative impact