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Table 4 Median value and range interquartile of coping and defenses by type of attachment dimension with the father

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

  cut offa Response Variable Number Median Q1 Q3 p-valuesb
Paternal overprotection ≤12.5 Factor1 45 3.86 3.26 4.52 0.03
>12.5   64 4.27 3.43 4.86  
≤12.5 Withdrawal   6.00 3.67 7.00 0.01
>12.5    6.67 4.67 8.00  
≤12.5 Fantasy   2.33 1.00 3.67 0.05
>12.5 Fantasy   3.50 1.83 5.00  
≤12.5 Hopelessness   12 10 17 0.05
>12.5 Hopelessness   15 12 19  
Paternal care ≤24 Repression 53 3.67 2.67 5.00 0.05
>24   56 2.83 1.67 4.00  
  1. afrom Parker et al. [33]
  2. bMultivariate ANCOVA models with Paternal overprotection and Paternal care as explanatory variables, adjusted for age and mastectomy