Table 3

Group comparisons (one way ANOVA)

VariableMain reason for attending clinicFdfp
Personal riskFamily historyRisk to family membersReassuranceGenetic testingBreast screeningPrevention
MSDMSDMSDMSDMSDMSDMSD
Age39.919.6740.7610.7047.619.0840.5210.3639.288.1241.599.3639.979.047.196, 5990.000***
Family history2.351.182.351.252.601.382.231.142.711.722.171.062.261.031.556, 6020.16
Mother's age at diagnosis48.6610.5451.1413.4454.2112.4547.4611.9349.5413.6048.1312.1950.0012.332.006, 4170.06
Sister's age at diagnosis41.618.0645.1810.8945.389.0041.3310.2845.197.9642.077.7738.098.321.856, 1880.09
STAI-Trait40.7810.9638.769.3239.639.9842.7010.9940.5312.3040.8112.0438.2111.361.336, 5920.24
STAI-State37.0711.7436.3611.0936.9710.3639.6211.1238.7112.5938.5313.7335.4010.641.026, 5930.41
Breast cancer worries12.043.3911.783.3810.453.2513.612.9612.153.4211.393.6111.542.326.266, 6040.000***
Perceived risk7.561.197.161.307.131.287.101.237.771.316.831.277.451.204.706, 5940.0001***
Attitude to genetic testing:
Pros of testing40.977.6440.428.9740.228.5440.0711.4642.927.9540.399.4840.679.08.816, 5940.56
 Cons of testing29.1310.8630.2910.9228.2511.3032.9711.0126.369.8233.797.7030.9611.243.626, 5910.002**
  • n=833. *p⩽0.05. **p⩽0.01. ***p⩽0.001.

  • STAI-Trait = Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (Trait scale).  STAI-State = Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (State scale).