Table 3

Subjective importance given to personal life aspects according to different opinions towards active surveillance (AS) among male and female patients

Question 8—online supplementary appendix 1
If you were diagnosed with cancer, how much importance would you give to different aspects of personal life?
(Rate from 0=none to 10=highest importance)
Means (SD)
OverallMale attitude towards ASP values*Female attitude towards ASP values*
NegativeDoubtfulPositiveNegativeDoubtfulPositive
Survival9.4 (1.5)9.5 (1.3)9.4 (1.6)9.3 (1.7)0.79.5 (1.3)9.4 (1.6)9.3 (1.7)0.2
Partner8.8 (2.0)8.9 (1.8)8.7 (1.9)8.9 (2.0)0.28.9 (1.8)8.7 (1.9)8.9 (2.0)0.1
Friends and relatives6.6 (2.8)6.5 (2.9)6.4 (2.8)6.9 (2.7)0.16.5 (2.9)6.4 (2.8)6.9 (2.7)0.1
Social life5.8 (2.8)5.7 (2.9)5.6 (2.9)6.2 (2.7)0.045.7 (2.9)5.6 (2.9)6.2 (2.7)0.02
Personal belongings4.5 (3.1)4.6 (3.1)4.3 (3.1)4.6 (3.3)0.64.6 (3.1)4.3 (3.1)4.6 (3.3)0.1
Sexual life6.6 (2.8)6.5 (2.8)6.6 (2.7)6.8 (2.8)0.46.5 (2.8)6.6 (2.7)6.8 (2.8)0.3
Urinary continence7.1 (2.8)7.3 (2.9)6.9 (2.8)7.1 (2.8)0.77.3 (2.9)6.9 (2.8)7.1 (2.8)0.3
Body image6.4 (2.9)6.7 (2.8)6.4 (2.8)6.2 (3.0)0.86.7 (2.8)6.4 (2.8)6.2 (3.0)0.1
  • *Significance for differences within groups according to one-way analysis of variance test.