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Table 2 Equivalence tests (Two one sided tests - TOST)

From: Sexuality and cancer in adolescents and young adults - a comparison between reproductive cancer patients and patients with non-reproductive cancer

Variable All NRC RC Test TOST
Equivalence boundaries
n n M (SD) n M (SD) t df d p Scale points d t df p
Men
 FLZ Sex 147 97 33.48 (8.59) 50 33.95 (7.84) −0.319 145 0.06 .75 −4 to 4 −0.48 to 0.48 2.51 107.39 .007**
 SCNS-SF34 Sex 153 103 21.12 (27.76) 50 19.67 (26.61) 0.307 151 0.05 .76 −16.67 to 16.67 −0.61 to 0.61 −3.27 100.92 ≤.001***
 FLZ-M Sex 147 98 3.30 (1.28) 49 3.31 (1.26) −0.046 145 0.01 .96 −0.5 to 0.5 −0.39 to 0.39 −2.21 97.2 .015*
 FLZ-MC Sex 151 102 2.28 (1.47) 49 2.22 (1.29) 0.243 149 −0.04 .81 −0.5 to 0.5 −0.35 to 0.35 1.87 106.75 .032*
Women
 FLZ Sex 416 219 30.58 (9.07) 197 28.81 (9.73) 1.918 414 0.19 .56 −4 to 4 −0.43 to 0.43 2.41 401.55 .008**
 SCNS-SF34 Sex 424 223 26.46 (30.85) 201 35.03 (34.71) −2.677a 402.435 0.26 .008** −16.67 to 16.67 −0.51 to 0.51 2.53 402.44 .006**
 FLZ-M Sex 408 214 3.14 (1.38) 194 3.02 (1.32) 0.928 406 0.09 .35 −0.5 to 0.5 −0.37 to 0.37 −2.84 404.55 .002**
 FLZ-MC Sex 419 221 2.71 (1.57) 198 3.12 (1.48) −2.693a 416.161 0.27 .007** −0.5 to 0.5 −0.33 to 0.33 0.6 416.15 .273
  1. * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001
  2. d = Cohen’s d, a = Welch’s t-test due to inhomogeneity of variance
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