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Table 2 Means and Standard Deviations of the Responsive Care Scale by Gender

From: The influence of gender and other patient characteristics on health care-seeking behaviour: a QUALICOPC study

  Total Women Men
Reason M SD M SD M SD
Physical subscale (RCS-P) 3.03 0.67 3.08 0.65 2.96 0.70
 Blood in the stool 3.66 0.74 3.70 0.70 3.60 0.79
 Stomach pain 3.39 0.92 3.47 0.87 3.24 1.30
 Sprained ankle 2.98 1.11 3.07 1.09 2.80 1.14
 Removal of a wart 2.93 1.09 3.01 1.07 2.77 1.12
 Deteriorated vision 2.64 1.22 2.59 1.22 2.72 1.21
 Cut finger that needs to be stitched 2.55 1.14 2.65 1.14 2.54 1.15
Mental subscale (RCS-M) 2.71 0.88 2.81 0.87 2.53 0.87
 Anxiety 3.23 1.02 3.36 0.95 2.97 1.08
 Sexual problems 2.99 1.10 3.00 1.11 2.97 1.08
 Help to quit smoking 2.57 1.30 2.68 1.28 2.37 1.30
 Domestic violence 2.51 1.20 2.66 1.20 2.21 1.15
 Relationship problems 2.13 1.10 2.23 1.13 1.96 1.02
Total RCS 2.90 0.66 2.96 0.65 2.78 0.68
  1. Note. Responsive Care Scale ranges from 1 to 4, with higher values indicating greater inclination to visit a family physician. Italicized items are those conditions for which patients reported greatest and least health care-seeking behaviour