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Table 2 Participants’ psychological characteristics per HR-HPV status at baseline and at follow-up given as means and standard errors

From: Is stress related to the presence and persistence of oncogenic human papillomavirus infection in young women?

  HR-HPV at baseline (T1) P-value HR-HPV at follow-up (T2) P-value
No (n = 140; control group) No (n = 41; cortisol-control group) Yes (n = 48) 1 vs. 3 2 vs. 3 No (n = 26) Yes (n = 16)
TICS
 Work overload 21.4 ± 0.50 21.2 ± 1.08 22.5 ± 0.94 .30 .37 23.4 ± 1.56 23.9 ± 1.82 .82
 Social overload 14.1 ± 0.36 13.0 ± 0.68 14.1 ± 4.9 .99 .30 16.1 ± 1.06 15.8 ± 1.08 .84
 Pressure to perform 24.6 ± 0.46 23.0 ± 0.86 24.1 ± 0.82 .59 .34 26.2 ± 1.07 24.4 ± 1.32 .32
 Work discontent 18.2 ± 0.42 17.3 ± 0.80 19.1 ± 0.75 .29 .11 19.0 ± 1.00 19.4 ± 1.01 .78
 Excessive demands at work 11.8 ± 0.28 10.9 ± 0.55 13.1 ± 0.66 .044 .017 12.7 ± 0.88 12.2 ± 1.05 .74
 Lack of social recognition 8.7 ± 0.30 8.1 ± 0.5 8.4 ± 0.41 .53 .67 9.1 ± 0.62 9.3 ± 0.63 .83
 Social tensions 11.4 ± 0.30 10.8 ± 0.48 10.7 ± 0.48 .29 .97 11.3 ± 0.74 13.1 ± 1.12 .18
 Social isolation 12.7 ± 0.40 12.0 ± 0.82 13.1 ± 0.72 .68 .35 12.6 ± 1.00 13.3 ± 1.42 .69
 Chronic worrying 10.7 ± 0.28 9.7 ± 0.57 11.4 ± 0.57 .29 .042 10.7 ± 0.82 12.3 ± 1.10 .25
 Screening scale (SSCS) 28.8 ± 0.59 26.8 ± 1.35 30.3 ± 1.26 .21 .061 30.2 ± 1.99 32.1 ± 2.17 .54