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Table 4 Data on general distress (MHI-5), cancer-specific distress (IES), and cancer worries

From: Withdrawal from Genetic Counselling for Cancer

  Withdrawers (n = 47) Attendees (n = 82) p-value
  Mean (sd) n % Mean (sd) n %  
General distress (MHI-5)* 74 (15)    72 (15)    p = 0.39
   - low (≤ 59)   7 15%   17 21%  
   - moderate (60-80)   24 51%   39 48% p = 0.71
   - high (≥ 81)   16 34%   26 32%  
Cancer-specific distress (IES)** 7.8 (7.5)    10.2 (8.4)    p = 0.12
   - low (≤ 8)   25 58%   34 45%  
   - moderate (9-19)   13 30%   30 40% p = 0.37
   - high (≥ 20)   5 12%   12 16%  
Cancer worries** 5.9 (2.1)    7.3 (2.2)    p < 0.000
   - few/none (≥ 5)   30 64%   18 23%  
   - some (6-8)   10 21%   38 49% p < 0.000
   - frequently (≥ 9)   7 15%   22 28%  
  1. * high scores indicate low distress (or high mental health)
  2. ** high scores indicate high distress