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Table 4 Spearman’s rho correlations between emotion measures and bowel screening behaviours

From: Emotional predictors of bowel screening: the avoidance-promoting role of fear, embarrassment, and disgust

Measure Decision to delay seeking medical help Ever provided a faecal sample Invasive bowel screening test in last 5 years
EBBS subscales:
 Faecal disgust 0.31** −0.13* −0.12*
 Insertion disgust 0.28** −0.18** −0.24**
 Fear of outcome 0.31** − 0.09 − 0.13*
 Embarrassment 0.32** − 0.04 − 0.16**
DS-R subscales:
 Core 0.07 − 0.02 − 0.05
 Animal-reminder 0.08 −0.11+ − 0.07
 Contamination 0.09 −0.03 0.02
DPSS-R subscales:    
 Propensity 0.10+ 0.06 −0.07
 Sensitivity 0.14* −0.02 −0.07
DES subscales:
 Fear 0.15* 0.00 0.04
 Disgust 0.14* −0.16* −0.04
 Shame 0.19** −0.05 −0.04
  1. **p < .01, *p < .05, +p < .10