APPENDIX Table A1 CECA10 scores by sex*
MaleFemale
n  =  43n  =  38‡p Value†
Mean overall score (CECA10)48.539.90.096
Mean emotional subscale (CECA6)47.738.20.083
Mean sexual subscale (CECA4)49.742.90.290
I am afraid that the lesions won’t disappear
    Agree47% (20)61% (23)0.640
    Neither agree nor disagree33% (14)13% (5)
    Disagree21% (9)26% (10)
I am anxious to know whether I am going to recover from the infection for good
    Agree61% (26)79% (30)0.191
    Neither agree nor disagree23% (10)8% (3)
    Disagree16% (7)13% (5)
I worry about whether the warts will get worse or whether there will be some complications
    Agree58% (25)68% (26)0.322
    Neither agree nor disagree19% (8)16% (6)
    Disagree23% (10)16% (6)
My state of mind is upset (anxiety, depression, sadness, uneasiness…)
    Agree26% (11)58% (22)0.003
    Neither agree nor disagree21% (9)16% (6)
    Disagree54% (23)26% (10)
I feel more insecure
    Agree42% (18)45% (17)0.857
    Neither agree nor disagree23% (10)21% (8)
    Disagree35% (15)34% (13)
Knowing that I have the illness affects me in my daily life
    Agree21% (9)34% (13)0.523
    Neither agree nor disagree30% (13)16% (6)
    Disagree49% (21)50% (19)
My sexual drive has decreased
    Agree37% (16)37% (14)0.892
    Neither agree nor disagree26% (11)24% (9)
    Disagree37% (16)40% (15)
I feel worried during sexual relations
    Agree58% (25)68% (25)0.528
    Neither agree nor disagree21% (9)14% (5)
    Disagree21% (9)19% (7)
I avoid sexual relations
    Agree21% (9)42% (16)0.016
    Neither agree nor disagree26% (11)29% (11)
    Disagree54% (23)29% (11)
My sexual relations have decreased in quality and/or frequency
    Agree40% (17)45% (17)0.542
    Neither agree nor disagree28% (12)29% (11)
    Disagree33% (14)26% (10)
  • *Respondents answered on a Likert scale of 1 to 5, where 1 equals completely agree and 5 equals completely disagree. These scores have been recoded into 1–2, agree, 3, neither agree nor disagree and 4–5, disagree, for the purposes of this presentation and analysis. †p Values derived from independent sample t tests for CECA10/CECA6/CECA4 and from the Mantel–Haenzsel trend test for individual items. ‡Missing value for one woman for question 8, therefore n  =  37 for overall CECA10 score, CECA4 and question 8 (“I feel worried during sexual relations”).

  • Measured according to the methodology described in Badia et al.18 Further details can be obtained from the corresponding author.