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A psychometric analysis of the Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale

  • Carolyn E. Schwartz (a1), Lawren H. Daltroy (a1), Ursula Brandt (a1), Richard Friedman (a1) and Leo Stolbach (a1)...


This paper describes a psychometric replication study of a British coping scale, the Mental Adjustment to Cancer scale, on 239 USA cancer patients. The internal consistency and construct validity were similar to the original validation study. However, the factor structure was different. Cultural differences between the British and USA patient populations are discussed.


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1 Address for correspondence: Dr Carolyn E. Schwartz, Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA.


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