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Table 2 Summary of responses to questions about attitudes and beliefs (abbreviated item texts), mean values (SD)

From: Gender differences in attitudes and attributes of people using therapeutic shoes for diabetic foot complications

  All Men Women P-valuea
1. The staff were responsive to my concerns and questions 1.5 (0.6) 1.5 (0.6) 1.6 (0.6) 0.146
2. I was a partner in the decision-making with clinic staff 1.6 (0.6) 1.6 (0.6) 1.6 (0.6) 0.740
3. I am satisfied with the follow-up of my therapeutic shoes 2.2 (1.2) 2.2 (1.2) 2.2 (1.2) 0.809
4. Lost/reduced sensation in your feet increases the risk of foot ulcerations 2.1 (1.2) 2.1 (1.2) 2.1 (1.3) 0.988
5. What you do yourself is the main thing that affects whether your foot ulcer heals 2.1 (0.9) 2.1 (0.9) 2.1 (0.9) 0.860
6. What you do yourself is the main thing that affects whether you develop new foot ulcers 2.3 (1.1) 2.2 (1.1) 2.5 (1.2) 0.048
7. Probability of ulcer healing within 3 months if I always use therapeutic shoes 2.1 (0.9) 2.1 (0.9) 2.3 (0.9) 0.155
8. Probability of ulcer healing within 3 months if I never use therapeutic shoes 2.8 (1.0) 2.9 (1.0) 2.8 (1.0) 0.671
9. Probability of new ulceration within 12 months if I always use therapeutic shoes 3.0 (0.8) 3.0 (0.8) 2.9 (0.9) 0.439
10. Probability of new ulceration within 12 months if I never use therapeutic shoes 2.2 (1.0) 2.3 (1.0) 2.1 (1.0) 0.101
11. Worried that my foot ulcer(s) will never heal 2.7 (1.2) 2.8 (1.2) 2.6 (1.3) 0.271
12. Worried about getting new foot ulcers in the future 3.0 (1.3) 3.0 (1.3) 3.1 (1.4) 0.641
13. Confident I would always use therapeutic shoes if I decided to do so 1.9 (1.0) 1.9 (0.9) 2.0 (1.2) 0.611
14. General health 3.4 (1.0) 3.4 (1.0) 3.6 (0.9) 0.014
15. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless 3.2 (1.0) 3.3 (1.0) 3.2 (1.0) 0.297
  1. aTwo-sided Mann–Whitney U test. The p-values less than 0.05 are written in boldface. Rating scales, items 1–3: 1 = strongly agree to 3 = disagree; items 4–6: 1 = strongly agree to 5 = strongly disagree; items 7–10: 1 = Highly probable to 4 = highly improbable; items 11–12: 1 = Very much to 5 = Not at all; item 13: 1 = Very certain to 4 = Very uncertain; item 14: 1 = Excellent to 5 = Bad, item 15: 1 = Almost every day to 4 = Not at all