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Table 4 Brief COPE Scale, median and interquartile range (IQR) for No Live Birth (n = 16 responses) and Live Birth (n = 20 responses)

From: The miscarriage circle of care: towards leveraging online spaces for social support

Coping subscale All participants No live birth Live birth
Median IQR Median IQR Median IQR
Acceptance 3.5 2.5–4.0 3.2 2.5–4.0 3.5 3.0–4.0
Use of emotional support 3.0 2.0–3.5 2.7 2.0–3.1 3.0 2.0–3.5
Self distraction 2.5 2.0–3.5 3.0 2.3–3.5 2.5 2.0–3.5
Active coping 2.5 2.0–3.0 2.5 2.0–3.5 2.0 1.5–3.0
Planning 2.5 2.0–3.0 2.5 2.0–3.1 2.5 2.0–3.0
Use of tangible support 2.5 2.0–3.0 2.5 2.0–3.1 2.0 2.0–3.0
Venting 2.0 2.0–3.0 2.0 2.0–2.5 2.5 2.0–3.0
Religion 2.0 1.0–3.0 1.5 1.0–2.5 2.0 1.0–3.0
Self blame 2.0 1.5–2.5 2.0 1.0–2.6 2.0 1.5–2.5
Humour 1.5 1.0–2.0 1.7 1.0–2.0 1.5 1.0–2.0
Positive reframing 1.5 1.0–2.0 1.5 1.0–2.0 1.5 1.0–2.0
Disengagement 1.5 1.0–2.0 1.5 1.0–2.0 1.5 1.0–2.0
Denial 1.0 1.0–2.0 1.0 1.0–1.2 1.5 1.0–2.0
Use of alcohol and other substances 1.0 1.0–2.0 1.0 1.0–2.0 1.0 1.0–1.0
  1. Scores range from 1 (not at all) to 4 (a lot)