Table 1.

Bivariate predictors of psychosocial outcomes among affected women

VariablePerceived stressPerceived BC riskPerceived OC riskCancer distressMICRA distressMICRA uncertaintyMICRA positive
Genetic test result
 Positive (n = 97)5.1 (3.2)a28.4 (27.3)20.7 (27.8)12.8 (14.8)3.5 (5.5)b6.5 (8.1)b7.4 (5.8)
 Uninformative (n = 260)4.0 (3.0)34.5 (26.3)c17.1 (19.4)12.7 (12.4)0.4 (1.4)4.0 (5.5)7.9 (7.7)
RRM
 No (n = 259)4.2 (3.0)36.8 (26.2)17.9 (20.4)12.7 (13.0)1.1 (2.9)4.7 (6.4)7.8 (7.4)
 Yes (n = 98)4.4 (3.2)22.6 (25.2)b18.6 (25.5)12.7 (13.2)1.8 (4.3)4.5 (6.2)7.6 (6.6)
RRBSO
 No (n = 254)4.2 (3.1)34.7 (26.7)21.3 (22.5)13.0 (12.8)1.0 (3.0)4.5 (6.0)7.9 (7.4)
 Yes (n = 103)4.5 (3.1)27.8 (26.2)a10.5 (18.5)b12.0 (13.7)1.9 (4.2)c5.2 (7.2)7.4 (6.8)
Education
 <College (n = 12)2.7 (3.1)25.1 (28.9)20.2 (31.4)6.4 (10.0)0.4 (0.9)4.2 (4.0)8.3 (6.9)
 College + (n = 345)4.3 (3.1)c33.0 (26.6)18.0 (21.7)12.9 (13.1)c1.3 (3.4)a4.7 (6.4)7.7 (7.2)
Religion/ethnicity
 Non-Jewish (n = 222)4.1 (3.0)33.0 (27.5)18.9 (22.6)12.1 (12.8)1.2 (3.1)4.7 (6.3)7.8 (7.1)
 Jewish (n = 135)4.5 (3.1)32.4 (25.3)16.7 (20.9)13.8 (13.5)1.4 (3.8)4.6 (6.4)7.7 (7.4)
Race
 Non-Caucasian (n = 23)4.1 (3.9)24.8 (23.3)14.7 (19.5)20.2 (17.0)a1.5 (3.5)9.0 (9.6)a10.8 (7.7)a
 Caucasian (n = 326)4.3 (3.0)33.1 (26.8)18.3 (22.3)12.3 (12.7)1.2 (3.4)4.3 (5.8)7.6 (7.1)
Marital status
 Unmarried (n = 83)4.7 (3.1)35.7 (27.5)19.2 (21.9)13.0 (13.7)1.1 (3.0)4.5 (6.7)7.1 (7.3)
 Married/partner (n = 274)4.1 (3.0)31.9 (26.4)17.8 (22.0)12.6 (12.9)1.3 (3.5)4.7 (6.3)8.0 (7.2)
Employment
 Not full time (n = 159)4.1 (3.1)33.9 (28.0)20.5 (23.2)c11.7 (12.8)1.4 (3.4)4.4 (6.6)8.0 (7.0)
 Full time (n = 198)4.4 (3.0)31.9 (25.6)16.2 (20.8)13.5 (13.2)1.2 (3.4)4.9 (6.2)7.5 (7.4)
Annual income
 <85,000 USD (n = 86)4.6 (3.0)34.6 (28.3)21.9 (25.5)13.7 (14.3)1.3 (3.1)5.6 (7.4)9.1 (7.5)
 ≥85,000 USD (n = 238)4.1 (3.0)32.1 (26.6)17.3 (21.0)12.9 (12.8)1.3 (3.6)4.6 (6.2)7.7 (7.1)
Years since testing
 <5.0 y (n = 186)4.3 (3.1)32.4 (26.1)18.2 (21.8)13.4 (13.4)1.3 (3.3)4.5 (6.0)8.5 (7.5)a
 ≥5.0 y (n = 171)4.3 (3.1)33.2 (27.4)18.0 (22.3)11.9 (12.6)1.2 (3.5)4.9 (6.8)6.9 (6.8)
Time since Ca diagnosis
 <10 y (n = 221)4.4 (3.0)34.8 (25.9)a19.1 (22.9)13.9 (12.9)a1.3 (3.4)4.9 (6.3)7.6 (7.3)
 10+ y (n = 135)4.0 (3.1)27.8 (26.6)16.6 (20.6)10.8 (13.3)1.2 (3.4)4.2 (6.5)8.0 (7.1)
Intervention arm
 No intervention (n = 343)4.3 (3.1)32.9 (26.6)18.2 (21.9)13.0 (13.2)a1.1 (3.2)4.7 (6.4)7.8 (7.3)
 Intervention (n = 14)3.4 (2.2)30.9 (29.6)16.1 (25.3)5.3 (6.2)4.6 (5.3)a4.6 (4.7)6.7 (5.5)
Continuous predictors
Age (M = 54.1, SD = 9.6)r = −0.10ar = −0.00r = −0.06r = −0.16ar = −0.10ar = −0.12ar = 0.07
FDRs w/Br/Ov cancer (M = 1.0, SD = 1.0)r = −0.03r = 0.05r = 0.05r = −0.10ar = 0.05r = 0.06r = −0.02
Relatives w/Br/Ov Cancer (M = 2.1, SD = 1.4)r = −0.02r = 0.04r = 0.04r = −0.08r = 0.03r = 0.02r = −0.05
Pretest cancer distress (M = 20.5, SD = 14.4)r = 0.30br = 0.15ar = 0.16ar = 0.41br = 0.18ar = 0.17ar = −0.03
Pretest anxiety (M = 0.08, SD = 1.0)r = 0.37br = 0.09r = 0.02r = 0.39br = 0.12ar = 0.22br = −0.08

NOTE: Values are means (SD) for categorical predictors and Pearson correlations for continuous predictors.

Abbreviations: RRM, Risk reducing mastectomy; RRBSO, Risk reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy; USD, United States Dollars; FDRs, First-degree relatives.