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Table 3 Agreement with coping efforts

From: Coping strategies in anxious surgical patients

  All patients (n = 1205) Patients with monitoring-like coping style (n = 768) Patients with blunting-like coping style (n = 437)
  Mean ± SD Median IQR Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Internet 2.06 ± 1.00 2 2 2.24 ± 1.04 1.74 ± 0.86
Multimedia 1.76 ± 0.86 2 1 1.88 ± 0.88 1.54 ± 0.78
Physician (educational) 3.25 ± 0.85 3 1 3.49 ± 0.68 2.81 ± 0.94
Reputation 2.46 ± 1.03 3 1 2.58 ± 0.99 2.24 ± 1.05
Family/Friends 2.53 ± 1.01 3 1 2.60 ± 0.99 2.41 ± 1.00
Calming Conversation 3.27 ± 0.89 4 1 3.39 ± 0.82 3.05 ± 0.10
Mental Strategies 2.45 ± 1.00 3 1 2.30 ± 0.95 2.70 ± 0.90
Alternative Medicine 1.89 ± 0.98 2 1 1.98 ± 1.00 1.73 ± 0.91
Anxiolytic Medication 2.24 ± 1.07 2 2 2.24 ± 1.05 2.24 ± 1.13
  1. Note: Agreement with coping efforts (Likert-Scale) 1 = disagreement; 2 = slight-, 3 = main- and 4 = full agreement – are displayed as mean ± SD; median and interquartile range (IQR)