Table 2.

Bivariate predictors of psychosocial outcomes among unaffected women

VariablePerceived stressPerceived BC riskPerceived OC riskCancer distressMICRA distressMICRA uncertaintyMICRA positive
Genetic test result
 True negative (n = 60)4.3 (3.0)38.8 (23.1)21.9 (20.1)10.7 (13.9)0.9 (2.2)4.0 (5.7)9.8 (8.2)b
 Positive (n = 47)4.3 (3.1)42.5 (31.8)23.0 (23.4)10.5 (11.7)2.6 (4.6)a5.1 (6.7)6.1 (5.8)
RRM
 No (n = 90)4.2 (2.9)44.6 (25.2)22.5 (20.3)9.7 (12.6)1.8 (3.8)a4.4 (6.3)8.4 (7.7)
 Yes (n = 17)4.8 (3.4)18.5 (27.6)b22.0 (27.8)15.3 (13.4)c0.7 (1.3)4.9 (5.2)6.8 (6.7)
RRBSO
 No (n = 76)4.4 (3.1)41.4 (26.2)27.3 (22.2)10.8 (13.3)1.7 (3.4)4.8 (6.3)8.7 (7.7)
 Yes (n = 31)4.1 (2.8)37.8 (29.9)10.4 (14.0)b10.2 (12.1)1.5 (3.9)3.6 (5.7)6.9 (6.7)
Education
 <College (n = 9)4.6 (2.5)32.8 (27.3)27.0 (21.6)4.7 (6.1)1.2 (1.9)2.3 (2.3)11.4 (7.8)
 College+ (n = 98)4.3 (3.1)41.1 (27.2)22.0 (21.6)11.1 (13.2)1.7 (3.7)4.7 (6.4)a7.8 (7.4)
Religion/ethnicity
 Non-Jewish (n = 73)4.3 (3.1)43.4 (27.5)c24.0 (21.5)10.0 (13.3)1.9 (3.8)4.6 (6.8)8.9 (7.8)
 Jewish (n = 34)4.4 (2.8)33.8 (25.6)18.9 (21.4)12.0 (12.0)1.2 (2.9)4.1 (4.5)6.6 (6.5)
Race
 Non-Caucasian (n = 5)5.6 (4.3)34.0 (24.3)25.0 (20.9)12.6 (12.6)2.2 (2.6)5.6 (6.3)10.2 (7.2)
 Caucasian (n = 101)4.2 (3.0)40.4 (37.4)22.0 (21.5)10.3 (12.9)1.6 (3.6)4.3 (6.2)8.0 (7.5)
Marital status
 Unmarried (n = 25)5.1 (3.0)49.5 (28.9)c24.8 (23.5)12.2 (13.3)0.6 (1.6)2.5 (3.1)9.0 (9.2)
 Married/partner (n = 82)4.1 (3.0)37.6 (26.2)21.6 (20.9)10.1 (12.8)2.0 (3.9)a5.1 (6.7)a7.9 (6.9)
Employment
 Not full time (n = 42)4.1 (2.9)33.4 (25.5)17.2 (18.6)10.0 (12.8)1.4 (3.3)4.2 (6.6)8.5 (7.0)
 Full time (n = 65)4.5 (3.1)45.0 (27.5)a25.7 (22.7)a10.9 (13.0)1.8 (3.8)4.6 (5.9)7.9 (7.8)
Annual income
 <85,000 USD (n = 33)5.0 (3.3)44.5 (27.7)29.6 (24.5)a15.0 (15.0)a2.1 (3.7)5.3 (7.5)10.5 (7.6)a
 ≥85,000 USD (n = 70)4.0 (2.9)37.5 (27.1)18.8 (19.3)8.8 (11.6)1.3 (3.1)4.0 (5.4)7.0 (7.1)
Years since testing
 < 5.0 y (n = 55)4.3 (3.0)41.5 (27.4)20.4 (17.7)11.5 (13.4)1.5 (3.4)4.7 (7.1)9.2 (7.4)
 ≥5.0 y (n = 52)4.3 (3.1)39.2 (27.2)24.5 (24.9)9.7 (12.3)1.8 (3.7)4.2 (5.1)7.0 (7.4)
Intervention arm
 No intervention (n = 95)4.32 (3.0)40.69 (27.2)22.2 (22.1)10.6 (12.9)1.40 (3.1)4.33 (6.2)8.39 (7.7)
 Intervention (n = 12)4.17 (3.4)38.0 (28.0)23.8 (16.7)10.3 (13.0)3.58 (6.0)5.42 (6.1)6.17 (5.2)
Continuous predictors
Age(M = 47.4, SD = 9.7)r = 0.09r = −0.15r = −0.24r = −0.05r = −0.16r = −0.21ar = −0.10
FDRs w/Br/Ov Cancer (M = 1.8, SD = 1.3)r = 0.03r = −0.02r = −0.02r = 0.13r = −0.03r = −0.04r = 0.03
Relatives w/Br/Ov Cancer (M = 3.3, SD = 1.7)r = 0.15r = −0.02r = −0.07r = 0.17ar = −0.08r = −0.09r = 0.06
Pretest cancer distress (M = 15.0, SD = 14.6)r = 0.26ar = 0.07r = 0.20ar = 0.53br = 0.29ar = 0.49br = 0.21a
Pretest anxiety (M = −0.25, SD = 0.84)r = 0.23ar = 0.05r = 0.01r = 0.49br = 0.02r = 0.19ar = 0.03

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.