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Table 3 POSM item-total correlations and correlations with the HADS scales and the EQ-5D VAS

From: Measuring the psychosocial burden in women with low-grade abnormal cervical cytology in the TOMBOLA trial: psychometric properties of the Process and Outcome Specific Measure (POSM)

POSM question (Abbreviated) Worry factor Information-Support factor Overall score HADS anxiety HADS depression EQ-5D VAS
Worried that I may have cervical cancer 0.659 0.101 0.587 0.410 0.254 -0.131
Worried about general health 0.636 0.061 0.560 0.412 0.278 -0.198
Worried next smear will show changes to the cells 0.618 0.081 0.550 0.382 0.200 -0.132
Worried about having sex 0.405 0.083 0.385 0.311 0.236 -0.142
Well enough informed about what smear result means 0.122 0.326* 0.205 0.109 0.087 -0.072
Satisfied with support from other people 0.049 0.298* 0.147 0.085 0.124 -0.086
Way I feel about myself has changed 0.238 0.161 0.187 0.196 0.149 -0.075
  1. Items which form a part of these scores are indicated in bold and are corrected item-total correlations.
  2. *0.319 when item "way I feel about myself has changed" is removed from Information-Support factor score.