Table 4.

Pearson correlations between demographic and medical characteristics, MSI knowledge, psychosocial variables, and perceived benefits and barriers of MSI testing

VariablePerceived benefitsPerceived barriers
Age0.07−0.08
Gender0.15−0.01
Income0.04−0.06
Education−0.13−0.09
ECOG status−0.060.20*
Metastatic status (1 = yes, 2 = no)0.26−0.08
Time since diagnosis−0.11−0.10
Relatives with cancer−0.040.07
Number of relatives who died from CRC−0.090.08
MSI knowledge0.160.09
Media exposure−0.080.18
Perceived risk−0.22*0.22*
Self-efficacy0.30−0.07
Cancer-specific distress0.080.25
Family support0.250.08
Physician support0.30−0.04
Perceived benefits−0.22*
  • * P < 0.05.

  • P < 0.01.

  • P < 0.001.