Table 4 Convergent validity and responsiveness of the GCOS-18

From: A validated PROM in genetic counselling: the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the Genetic Counselling Outcome Scale

Variable (scale) GCOS-UH GCOS-HO GCOS-NE GCOS-KC GCOS-KG GCOS-UT GCOS-TS
PPC 0.222 0.0253 0.072 0.311 0.250 0.310 0.396
STAI −0.130 −0.548 −0.494 −0.164 −0.085 −0.301 −0.530
PANAS (POS) 0.102 0.411 0.238 0.119 0.162 0.232 0.372
PANAS (NEG) −0.089 −0.454 −0.421 −0.165 −0.047 −0.260 −0.444
Mastery 0.181 0.477 0.307 0.122 0.120 0.323 0.462
Variable (scale) n M (SD) T0 M (SD) T1 p d
GCOS-TS 1406 91.65 (12.14) 95.26 (12.03) < 0.001*** 0.30
GCOS-UH 1406 6.81 (3.51) 8.00 (3.58) < 0.001*** 0.34
GCOS-HO 1406 22.80 (3.85) 22.95 (3.65) 0.042* 0.04
GCOS-NE 1406 12.48 (4.04) 13.15 (4.08) < 0.001*** 0.17
GCOS-KC 1406 17.45 (3.22) 18.05 (2.50) < 0.001*** 0.19
GCOS-KG 1406 18.80 (2.27) 19.07 (1.86) < 0.001*** 0.12
GCOS-UT 1406 13.33 (3.64) 14.03 (3.50) < 0.001*** 0.19
PPC 1406 1.00 (0.44) 1.06 (0.46) < 0.001*** 0.14
STAI 1406 11.66 (3.65) 11.28 (3.52) < 0.001*** 0.10
PANAS (POS) 1406 31.43 (7.53) 30.87 (7.63) < 0.001*** 0.07
PANAS (NEG) 1406 16.44 (6.69) 15.52 (6.19) < 0.001*** 0.14
Mastery 1406 24.63 (4.84) 24.43 (4.85) 0.036* 0.04
  1. UH uncertainty about heredity, HO hope, NE negative emotions, KC knowledge about the condition, KG knowledge about genetic services, UT uncertainty about the treatment, TS total score
  2. *p <  0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001