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Table 4 Associations of combinations (groups split by median) of positive support (PS) and detrimental interactions (DI) with depression (PHQ-9) and anxiety (GAD), means and SD; proportion of depression and anxiety over cut-off score (oc) related to support pattern

From: Determinants of illness-specific social support and its relation to distress in long-term melanoma survivors

   PS low oc PS high oc
DI low depression 2.63 (2.68), n = 134 2% 2.91 (3.03), n = 146 4%
anxiety 2.10 (2.57), n = 140 3% 2.72 (2.57), n = 145 6%
DI high depression 6.45 (5.00), n = 134 24% 3.97 (4.39), n = 138 9%
anxiety 5.54 (4.70), n = 145 24% 3.88 (4.19), n = 145 15%
Comparison of subgroups:
Depression Anxiety
(Kruskall Wallis U-Test Chi2 = 67.186, df 3; p < .001):
 PS low-DI high vs. PS high-DI high p < .001,
 PS low-DI high vs. PS high-DI low p < .001,
 PS low-DI high vs. PS low-DI low p < .001,
 PS high-DI high vs. PS high-DI low p < .05,
 PS high-DI high vs. PS low-DI low p < .05,
 PS high-DI low vs. PS low-DI low n. s.
(Kruskall Wallis U-Test Chi2 = 69. 868 (df 3), p < .001):
 PS low-DI high vs. PS high-DI high p < .001,
 PS low-DI high vs. PS high-DI low p < .001,
 PS low-DI high vs. PS low-DI low p < .001,
 PS high-DI high vs. PS high-DI low p < .001,
 PS high-DI high vs. PS low-DI low p < .001,
 PS high-DI low vs. PS low-DI low n. s.