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Table 2 Mean and median illness beliefs, fatalism social network and health outcomes scores

From: Illness beliefs and the sociocultural context of diabetes self-management in British South Asians: a mixed methods study

BIPQ N MEAN (SD) MIN 25thPercentile Med 75thPercentile MAX
Consequences 66 4.73 (3.07) 0 2 5 7 10
Timeline 65 8.91 (2.19) 0 9 10 10 10
Personal control 67 4.22 (2.75) 0 2 5 6 10
Treatment control 66 2.89 (2.43) 0 .75 3 5 10
Identity 66 5.35 (2.92) 0 3.75 5 8.00 10
Concern 66 6.77 (3.12) 0 5 8 9.25 10
Understanding 67 2.12 (2.21) 0 0 2 3 9
Emotional distress 67 5.73 (3.09) 0 3 6 8 10
Fatalism 1 My illness is largely dependent on chance or fate? 64 3.36 (1.48) 1 2 4 5 5
Fatalism 2 There is very little I can do to personally improve my health status? 66 2.98 (1.45) 1 1.75 3 4.00 5
Social Network Factors        
Mix of network agents 37 3.78 (1.10) 2 3 4 4.5 7
Size of network 37 7.59 (2.73) 3 5 7 9.5 14
Proximate children 37 2.08 (1.38) 0 .50 2 3 4
Number of frequent contacts 37 5.16 (2.47) 1 3 5 6.5 11
Illness work 37 16.6 (9.8) 2.78 10 15 20.9 43.3
Emotional work 37 30.0 (14.4) 1.67 18 29 39 65.0
Self-management behaviours        
SDSCA (scaled) 67 28.2 (9.19) 9 20 29 35 45
SF-12 (physical component scale) 67 50.1 (9.5) 32.4 42 50 58 68.4