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Table 4 Mean Scores for Outcome Variables Across Time Conditions by Intervention Group for Partners of 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

  Partner of Person with Cancer
Measure Self Help Package (SH) (n = 18) Health Professional Delivered (HP) (n = 13)
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 51.8 (6.8) 52.50 (5.7) 52.0 (6.5) 50.1 (10.1) 49.8 (10.2) 47.1 (11.0)
 Mental health 55.5 (4.5) 52.8 (8.5) 55.4 (6.2) 52.2 (5.7)# 54.1 (10.2) 57.1 (3.0)#
Psychological wellbeing*       
 Anxiety 12.0 (1.5) 11.4 (1.3) 11.1 (1.6) 11.5 (1.9) 11.5 (1.8) 11.5 (2.1)
 Depression 8.5 (0.9)# 8.9 (1.1) 9.1 (1.2)# 8.9 (1.4) 8.2 (1.1) 8.5 (1.2)
Self Silencing*       
 Care as self sacrifice 26.4 (6.4) 27.9 (6.0) 27.3 (5.9) 27.9 (4.7)# 29.1 (5.5) 25.5 (5.8)#
 Silencing the self 23.7 (7.9) 22.2 (6.7) 22.8 (8.2) 22.8 (6.3) 23.2 (7.0) 22.2 (7.4)
 Divided self 12.6 (4.1) 13.2 (5.2) 11.8 (5.1) 14.4 (4.1)# 12.6 (3.0)# 12.2 (3.6)#
 Externalized self perception 16.9 (5.9) 16.6 (5.9) 16.8 (5.4) 15.1 (4.5)# 14.1 (5.1) 12.1 (5.2)#
 Total 78.0 (16.9) 77.4 (17.7) 76.9 (18.9) 80.2 (13.6)# 78.9 (14.4) 72.0(17.5#
Relationship satisfaction 36.8 (3.5) 36.2 (2.6) 36.2 (3.9) 35.8 (3.8) 36.2 (4.1) 37.1 (2.9)
Sexual communication 53.2 (10.1) 52.3 (9.6) 53.1 (10.6) 52.1 (8.8) 51.7 (7.5) 53.9 (8.9)
Sexual function
 Female sexual function 42.9 (8.8) 44.0 (5.9) 43.5 (4.4) 36.1 (10.1)# 32.0(10.7)# 35.1 (10.3)
 Male sexual function 42.4 (8.5) 41.0 (8.7) 41.6 (7.8) 36.7 (5.0) 38.7 (9.0) 34.0 (9.5)
Satisfying sexual relationship 3.1 (1.3) 3.3 (1.2) 3.5 (1.2) 3.1 (1.3) 3.5 (0.9) 3.5 (1.0)
  1. #Significant difference between scores at p < .05; * Higher scores signify greater distress or greater negative impact