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Table 2 Participant responses for the perceived social support scale

From: Still in the closet: the invisible minority in medical education

Question   Response, No. (%) Mean (SD)
   Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Neutral Somewhat agree Strongly agree  
The people close to me let me know that they care about me Hetero 13 (1.2) 11 (1.0) 16 (1.3) 214 (19.0) 875 (77.5) 4.7 (.66)
  LGBT 1 (0.5) 3 (1.5) 1 (0.5) 61 (30.8) 132 (66.7) 4.6 (.63)
I have someone in whose opinions I have confidence Hetero 12 (1.1) 3 (0.3) 19 (1.7) 110 (9.8) 981 (87.2) 4.8 (.57)
  LGBT 1 (0.5) 1 (0.5) 2 (1.0) 37 (18.7) 157 (79.3) 4.8 (.54)
I have someone that I feel I can trust completely Hetero 13 (1.2) 15 (1.3) 13 (1.2) 86 (7.6) 999 (88.7) 4.8 (.63)
  LGBT 3 (1.5) 3 (1.5) 5 (2.6) 41 (20.7) 146 (73.7) 4.6 (.75)
I have people around me who will help me to keep my spirits up Hetero 12 (1.1) 4 (0.4) 16 (1.4) 140 (12.4) 954 (84.7) 4.8 (.58)
  LGBT 1 (0.5) 1 (0.5) 4 (2.0) 48 (24.3) 144 (72.7) 4.7 (.59)
There are people in my life who make me feel good about myself Hetero 10 (0.9) 7 (0.6) 13 (1.2) 113 (10.0) 982 (87.3) 4.8 (.56)
  LGBT 1 (0.5) 0 (0) 5 (2.6) 46 (23.2) 146 (73.7) 4.7 (.57)
I have at least one friend or relative I want to be with when I am feeling down or discouraged Hetero 13 (1.2) 7 (0.6) 33 (2.9) 86 (7.6) 986 (87.7) 4.8 (.63)
  LGBT 1 (0.5) 7 (3.5) 5 (2.6) 30 (15.2) 155 (78.2) 4.7 (.74)