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Table 5 Correlations between IPQ-R subscales/items and external variablesa

From: How newly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men look at HIV/AIDS – validation of the Chinese version of the revised illness perception questionnaire

  Depression Posttraumatic growth (PTG)
Emotional Response 0.60*** −0.51***
Treatment Control −0.24*** 0.23**
Illness Coherence −0.34*** 0.18**
Timeline-acute/chronic 0.14* −0.17*
Consequence 0.48*** −0.39***
Personal Control −0.13 0.17*
Helplessness 0.04 −0.11
Causal attribution
 God’s punishment 0.31*** −0.26***
 God’s will 0.21** −0.20**
 Carelessness −0.14* 0.15*
 Did not understand the risk 0.14* −0.08
 Believed it could not happen to self 0.01 −0.11
 Being deceived 0.21** −0.04
 Alcohol/drug use −0.03 <0.01
 Chance/bad luck 0.13 −0.13*
  1. aThis analysis applied bivariate correlation to analyze the data and Person correlation coefficients were shown in the table
  2. *:p < 0.05; **:p < 0.01; ***:p < 0.001