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Table 2 Median value and interquartile range of coping, parental relations and defenses

From: Memories of paternal relations are associated with coping and defense mechanisms in breast cancer patients: an observational study

Variables Median Lower Quartile Upper Quartile
Coping
 Anxious preoccupation 19 15 22
 Avoidance 11 9 13
 Fatalism 11 9 12
 Fighting spirit 16 14 17
 Hopelessness/Helplessness 14 11 18
Defenses
Factor1 4.05 3.40 4.69
 Acting 3.67 2.33 4.67
 Conversion 1.00 1.00 1.67
 Displacement 2.67 2.00 4.00
 Dissociation 4.00 2.67 5.33
 Fantasy 3.00 1.33 4.67
 Omnipotence 4.67 3.33 5.67
 Passive aggression 4.00 3.33 5.67
 Projection 2.33 1.33 3.00
 Repression 3.33 1.67 4.67
 Somatization 4.33 2.67 5.67
 Splitting 6.33 5.33 7.67
 Sublimation 5.33 4.33 6.67
 Undoing 4.33 3.33 6.00
Factor2 5.64 4.87 6.14
 Altruism 8.00 7.25 8.75
 Denial 4.83 3.67 6.00
 Humor 5.13 3.50 6.50
 Idealization 6.50 5.33 8.00
 Intellectual 5.25 4.25 6.50
 Reaction formation 4.33 3.00 5.67
 Suppression 5.33 3.67 7.00
 Withdrawal 6.33 4.33 7.67
Parental relations
 Care – Father 25 18 32
 Care – Mother 27 17 31
 Overprotection – Father 15 9 20
 Overprotection – Mother 14 10 21