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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Grupo de Cuidados Continuos de Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica (SEOM
Sociedad Española de Oncología Medica
All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.