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Table 5 Information on treatment and consequences of the disease

From: Psychological impact, support and information needs for women with an abnormal Pap smear: comparative results of a questionnaire in three European countries

  Total
(N = 1475)
France
(N = 765)
A
Spain
(N = 467)
B
Portugal
(N = 243)
C
Patients felt well-informed about the...* Mean score (±SD)*
Disease 5.9 (3.2) 4.8 (3.0) 6.2 (3.4)A 7.0 (2.8)A
Treatments 5.9 (3.3) 4.6 (3.0) 6.1 (3.4)A 7.0 (2.7)AB
Emotional consequences 4.8 (3.2) 3.1 (2.7) 5.1 (3.5)A 6.5 (2.8)AB
Consequences on your relationship 5.0 (3.3) 3.4 (2.8) 5.4 (3.5)A 6.3 (3.0)AB
Consequences on your family life 4.9 (3.3) 3.1 (2.8) 5.2 (3.5)A 6.5 (3.0)AB
Consequences on your future as a mother (fertility) 5.2 (3.5) 3.6 (3.1) 5.4 (3.7)A 6.6 (3.1)AB
Information source used ** % patients
Doctor 79.6 67.4 85.4A 85.9A
Online 38.1 45.9B 33.8 34.7
Media 14.6 23.1BC 11.8 8.9
Friends 14.0 21.1BC 10.5 10.3
Family 10.5 13.9BC 7.2 10.3
Other 6.5 8.3 4.8 6.6
Potential best sources of information *** % patients
Doctor 79.0 77.0 72.7 87.4AB
Web site 40.9 49.7B 31.9 41.2
Newsletter 23.6 31.0C 29.4C 10.3
Media/TV 20.0 27.6B 7.6 24.8B
Women's group 9.7 9.8 11.3 7.9
Other 1.4 1.6 1.6 0.9
  1. Data from Questions 12, 13, 15
  2. Superscript letters (A, B, C) show significantly superiority (0.1% risk) relative to the corresponding value in the indicated superscript column.
  3. * Scale from 1-10, where 1 is not at all informed and 10 is very well informed.
  4. ** Multiple responses possible.
  5. *** Two responses possible.