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Table 4 Scale means by patient demographic and health factors

From: Psychometric properties of a brief measure of autonomy support in breast cancer patients

  Overall Surgeon Medical Oncologist Radiation Oncologist
  N Mean N Mean N Mean N Mean
Scale Mean 155 6.3 157 6.4 138 6.0 106 6.1
Age         
<57 74 6.4 76 6.5 69 6.0 48 6.3
≥57 80 6.3 80 6.4 68 5.9 57 5.9
Months since Diagnosis         
<12 60 6.3 61 6.5 51 5.7 38 6.2
> =12 94 6.3 95 6.4 86 6.2 67 6.0
Race/Ethnicity         
White 123 6.3 125 6.4 108 5.8B 80 6.1
Black 22 6.7A 22 6.6 20 6.7AB 19 6.3
Asian 6 5.7A 6 6.5 6 5.9A 3 5.5
Education         
HS or less 19 6.8AB 20 6.8A 19 6.6AB 14 6.4
Some college 29 6.6C 29 6.4 27 6.4CD 23 6.2
College graduate 39 6.3A 40 6.6B 34 5.6AC 26 6.4
Post-graduate degree 67 6.1BC 67 6.2AB 57 5.8BD 42 5.7
Treatment Received         
Radiation therapy         
Yes 106 6.4 106 6.5 98 6.1 101 6.1
No 49 6.2 51 6.3 40 5.8 5 5.9
Chemotherapy         
Yes 64 6.3 64 6.3 64 6.3 42 6.2
No 89 6.3 91 6.5 72 5.8 62 6.1
Lumpectomy         
Yes 114 6.4 115 6.4 100 6.2A 95 6.1
No 38 6.2 38 6.4 36 5.4A 10 6.3
Mastectomy         
Yes 57 6.3 59 6.3 52 5.8A 19 6.1
No 95 6.4 95 6.5 83 6.2A 84 6.2
Moderate or Severe Toxicity     
Yes 134 6.3 136 6.4 117 5.9 93 6.1
No 21 6.4 21 6.5 21 6.4 13 6.1
  1. When the Kruskal-Wallis test p value was <0.05,  pair-wise comparisons (without multiplicity correction) were conducted with significant differences (p < 0.05) between groups marked by like superscripts