1355P - Stoicism and its relation with clincal-pathological variables in patients with resected cancer undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy treatment

Date 09 October 2016
Event ESMO 2016 Congress
Session Poster display
Topics Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer
Presenter Avinash Ramchandani Vaswani
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (6): 469-473. 10.1093/annonc/mdw386
Authors A. Ramchandani Vaswani1, C. Calderon Garrido2, P. Jimenez Fonseca3, A. Carmona-Bayonas4, E. Llabrés Valentí5, C. Beato Zambrano6, T. García4, M.D.M. Muñoz7, B. Castelo8, E. Martinez de Castro9, J. Rogado Revuelta10, M.D. Fenor10, M. Mangas Izquierdo11, M.Á. Vicente4, O. Higuera12, P. De La Morena4, M.D.L.N. Gomez Camacho13, S. Fernández Arrojo3, M.D.M. Soriano7, C. Jara14
  • 1Dept. Of Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria, 35016 - Las Palmas/ES
  • 2Personality, Assessment And Psychological Treatment, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona/ES
  • 3Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, 33011 - Oviedo/ES
  • 4Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Morales Meseguer, Murcia/ES
  • 5Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas/ES
  • 6Medical Oncology, Hospital Nisa Castilleja de la Cuesta, Sevilla/ES
  • 7Medical Oncology, Hospital General "Virgen de la Luz(Hospital Virgen de la Cruz de Cuenca), Cuenca/ES
  • 8Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid/ES
  • 9Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Santander/ES
  • 10Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid/ES
  • 11Medical Oncology, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Vizcaya/ES
  • 12Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, 28046 - Madrid/ES
  • 13Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, San Cristobal de la Laguna/ES
  • 14Medical Oncology, Hospital Sur de Alcorcón, Madrid/ES



The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between stoicism, gender, age, location and stage of the tumor, and compare the scores with two international samples.


A multicentre, prospective, observational study that uses a website to gather clinical data and questionnaires that are given before and after adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with non metastatic resected cancer. The Liverpool Stoicism Scale (LSS) was applied to assess stoicism and Student's t contrast was used to analyze it according to gender, age, location and state of the cancer.


A total of 243 patients were recruited in 11 centers. Mean age of the patients was 59 years, and 58% were male. The most frequent tumors were colon (41%), breast (35%), and stomach (10.8%), in stage III (38.5%). The significantly higher Stoicism scores were obtained in: men (p 


The study of variables that can represent a barrier to seeking help, such as Stoicism, is important in healthcare, especially in medical oncology. The LSS scale may be a sound tool for measuring stoicism in this population.

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Legal entity responsible for the study

Grupo de Cuidados Continuos de Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica (SEOM


Sociedad Española de Oncología Medica


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.