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Table 4 Correlation between adopted health behavior and selected psychological factors with regard to gender

From: How does gender influence the recognition of cardiovascular risk and adherence to self-care recommendations?: a study in polish primary care

Factors Health behaviors (total) Dietary self-management Preventive measures Positive mental attitude Healthy practices
  F M F M F M F M F M
Task-oriented coping style .43* -.23 .39* -.13 .44** -.27 .29 -.19 -.06 -.18
Emotion-oriented coping style -.01 .03 -.02 .04 .11 .24 -.16 .00 -.11 -.19
Avoidant coping style .38* .19 .05 .10 .48** .40* .36 .13 .06 -.02
Cognitive appraisal-threat -.34* -.02 -.38* -.22 -.18 .08 -.28 .10 -.29 .00
Cognitive appraisal-harm/loss -.32* .02 -.37* -.03 -.16 .06 -.27 .01 -.25 .02
Cognitive appraisal-challenge .22 .46* .17 .11 .20 .56** .23 .51** .03 .29
Cardiovascular risk .24 .27 .01 .22 .21 .20 .28 .22 .17 .23
Age .32* .36* -.01 .22 .22 .35* .32* .31* .41*** .27
Education .01 .07 .12 .08 -.01 -.03 -.10 .09 -.05 .14
  1. Note: N = 134; F – females (N = 73); M – males (N = 61); *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001; Pearson correlations coefficients.