Table 2

Means and correlations coefficients for the prostate cancer screening anxiety
Means (SD) Correlation Coefficients*
Total Public Clinic Private Clinic Total Public Clinic Private Clinic
DRE PCS-D DRE PCS-D DRE PCS-D
PCS anxiety total scale 20.15 (23.43) 23.95 (26.99) 18.25 (21.35) --- --- --- --- --- ---
PSA anxiety subscale 17.62 (26.41) 18.65 (27.61) 17.11 (25.83) .517 .682 .525 .790 .513 .618
DRE anxiety subscale 26.88 (29.85) 30.31 (33.21) 25.28 (27.97) --- .642 --- .680 --- .611
PCS-D anxiety subscale 15.95 (25.27) 22.13 (30.75) 12.84 (21.38) --- --- --- --- --- ---

*All Pearson correlation coefficients were significant at p ≤ 0.01 (1–tailed).

Note. SD =standard deviation, PCS = prostate cancer screening, PSA = prostate–specific antigen test, DRE = digital rectal examination, PCS-D = prostate cancer screening decision.

Linder et al.

Linder et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:52   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-52

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