Table 5

Psychological and social characteristics associated with moderate to high level unmet needs by domain*
Psychological Physical & daily living Sexuality Health system & information Patient care & support
p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI)
Psychological
Anxious preoccupation <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
  Case 5.9 (4.0-8.7) 2.2 (1.5-3.2) 3.4 (2.2-5.3) 3.3 (2.2-5.1) 3.1 (1.8-5.2)
  No case 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Helpless hopeless <0.001 0.016 0.002
  Case 2.2 (1.5-3.3) 1.7 (1.1-2.7) 2.3 (1.3-3.8)
  No case 1.00 1.00 1.00
Cognitive avoidance 0.02 0.049
  Case 1.5 (1.1-2.1) 1.5 (1.0-2.3)
  No case 1.00 1.00
Mental health help before cancer <0.001 0.032 <0.001
  Yes 2.1 (1.4-3.2) 1.7 (1.0-2.8) 2.5 (1.5-4.2)
  No 1.00 1.00 1.00
Mental health help since cancer <0.001
  Yes 2.9 (1.6-5.2)
  No 1.00
Social
Affectionate support 0.020 0.003
  Low 0.47 (0.25-0.89) 2.1 (1.3-3.4)
  Some 1.00 1.00
Positive social interaction 0.05 0.014 0.002
  Low 1.4 (0.99-2.0) 1.7 (1.1-2.5) 2.6 (1.4-4.8)
  Some 1.00 1.00 1.00
Emotional/ informational 0.04 0.002
  Low 1.4 (1.0-2.1) 2.2 (1.3-3.6)
  Some 1.00 1.00

* also adjusted for individual, health behaviour, disease and treatment characteristics as reported in Tables 3 and 4.

OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval; p-value on the Wald chi-square analysis of effects test.

Boyes et al.

Boyes et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:150   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-150

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