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Table 3 Emotions in the entire sample and according to the associated sample’s characteristics (means and [standard deviations])

From: Emotional impact on the results of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic test: an observational retrospective study

  Probands (N = 75) Nonprobands (N = 15)
Anger 2.25* (2.81) 5.13 (3.40)
Anxiety 3.17* (3.01) 6.13 (3.36)
Concern 4.24* (3.04) 7.13 (2.77)
Confidence 6.60* (2.24) 4.67 (1.95)
Confusion 2.09 (2.72) 4.33 (3.50)
Discomfort 2.24* (2.78) 4.67 (2.87)
Fear 3.13 (2.94) 5.07 (3.17)
Guilt 1.16 (2.27) 1.27 (1.79)
Sadness 2.88* (3.08) 5.93 (3.52)
Serenity 5.81* (2.49) 3.33 (1.95)
  Cancer patients (N = 80) No Cancer Patients (N = 10)
Anger 2.39* (2.92) 5.50 (3.14)
Anxiety 3.31 (3.10) 6.50 (3.14)
Concern 4.36* (3.08) 7.60 (2.37)
Confidence 6.41 (2.36) 5.20 (1.40)
Confusion 2.21 (2.85) 4.50 (3.27)
Discomfort 2.39* (2.90) 4.70 (2.31)
Fear 3.24 (2.97) 5.20 (3.29)
Guilt 1.20 (2.28) 1.00 (1.25)
Sadness 2.99* (3.22) 6.60 (2.50)
Serenity 5.73* (2.45) 2.80 (2.1)
  Total (N = 90)  
Anger 2.73 (3.09)  
Anxiety 3.67 (3.24)  
Concern 4.72 (3.17)  
Confidence 6.28 (2.30)  
Confusion 2.47 (2.97)  
Discomfort 2.64 (2.92)  
Fear 3.46 (3.05)  
Guilt 1.18 (2.19)  
Sadness 3.39 (3.33)  
Serenity 5.40 (2.57)  
  1. *p-value was statistically significant according to Bonferroni’s correction