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dc.contributor.authorBraeken, APBM
dc.contributor.authorKempen, GIJM
dc.contributor.authorWatson, M
dc.contributor.authorHouben, RMA
dc.contributor.authorvan Gils, FCJM
dc.contributor.authorLechner, L
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-21T14:53:28Z
dc.date.issued2010-07
dc.identifier7
dc.identifier.citationPSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 2010, 19 pp. 742 - 749
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.icr.ac.uk/handle/internal/2366
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.1628
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The measurement of adjustment to cancer is relevant for research purposes and daily practice. In this study, the psychometric properties of the original five subscales and the two recently proposed summary scales of the Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) scale were examined in Dutch cancer patients. Methods: Data from 289 cancer patients were assessed with the Dutch version of the MAC scale and the Hospital and Anxiety Depression scale (HADS); 259 patients completed the MAC scale for a second time. Results: In total, 85.5% of the participants completed the full MAC scale. The internal consistency of the five subscales and the summary scales were mostly similar to the original versions. The test-retest reliability of the Fighting Spirit, Helplessness/Hopelessness, Anxious Preoccupation, Summary Positive Adjustment and Summary Negative Adjustment subscales were moderate and the test retest reliability of the Fatalism and Avoidance subscales were low. Correlations between the original and the two summary scales of the MAC scale and the depression and anxiety subscales of the HADS indicated good convergent validity. The structure of the five original subscales as well as the structure of the two proposed summary scales was adequate as shown by construct validity using confirmatory factor analyses. Conclusion: The Dutch version of the MAC scale is a feasible questionnaire and appeared to have comparable psychometric properties as demonstrated by studies in the UK. The psychometric properties of the summary scales and Fighting Spirit and Helplessness/Hopelessness subscales seem to be acceptable. This supports the cross-national usefulness of the MAC scale. Copyright (C) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
dc.format.extent742 - 749
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJOHN WILEY & SONS LTD
dc.titlePsychometric properties of the Dutch version of the Mental Adjustment to Cancer scale in Dutch cancer patients
dc.typeJournal Article
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1002/pon.1628
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2010-07
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.relation.isPartOfPSYCHO-ONCOLOGY
pubs.notesaffiliation: Braeken, APBM (Reprint Author), Maastricht Univ, Dept Hlth Care & Nursing Sci, Fac Hlth Med & Life Sci, Sch Publ Hlth & Primary Care CAPHRI, PO 616, NL-6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands. Braeken, Anna P. B. M.; Kempen, Gertrudis I. J. M., Maastricht Univ, Dept Hlth Care & Nursing Sci, Fac Hlth Med & Life Sci, Sch Publ Hlth & Primary Care CAPHRI, NL-6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands. Braeken, Anna P. B. M.; Lechner, Lilian, Netherlands Open Univ, Fac Psychol, Heerlen, Netherlands. Watson, Maggie, Inst Canc Res, Royal Marsden NHS Fdn Trust, Surrey, England. Houben, Ruud M. A.; van Gils, Francis C. J. M., Maastricht Univ, GROW Res Inst, NL-6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands. keywords: cancer; adjustment to cancer; MAC; oncology; psychological response; psychometric properties keywords-plus: MAC SCALE; BREAST-CANCER; PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS; HOSPITAL ANXIETY; DEPRESSION SCALE; PREVALENCE; RADIOTHERAPY; REPLICATION; DISEASE; STRESS research-areas: Oncology; Psychology; Biomedical Social Sciences web-of-science-categories: Oncology; Psychology; Psychology, Multidisciplinary; Social Sciences, Biomedical researcherid-numbers: Kempen, Gertrudis/H-5978-2016 orcid-numbers: Kempen, Gertrudis/0000-0002-7053-2198 Lechner, Lilian/0000-0002-5160-7086 number-of-cited-references: 33 times-cited: 8 usage-count-last-180-days: 0 usage-count-since-2013: 3 journal-iso: Psycho-Oncol. doc-delivery-number: 627HM unique-id: ISI:000280030100009 da: 2018-08-21
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dc.contributor.icrauthorWatson, Maggieen


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