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Table 1 Proportion of survivors endorsing each mini-MAC item

From: Rasch analysis of the Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale (mini-MAC) among a heterogeneous sample of long-term cancer survivors: A cross-sectional study

Item number Item description Original subscale Applies or definitely applies n (%)
1 Take one day at a time Fatalism 358 (42%)
2 Illness as a challenge Fighting spirit 374 (44%)
3 Hands of God Fatalism 405 (48%)
4 Giving up Helplessness-hopelessness 29 (3%)
4 Angry Anxious preoccupation 97 (11%)
6 At a loss Helplessness-hopelessness 40 (5%)
7 Devastating feeling Anxious preoccupation 167 (20%)
8 Count blessings Fatalism 664 (79%)
9 Worry cancer worse Anxious preoccupation 438 (52%)
10 Fight illness Fighting spirit 454 (54%)
11 Distract Cognitive avoidance 406 (48%)
12 Can't handle it Helplessness-hopelessness 52 (6%)
13 Apprehensive Anxious preoccupation 191 (23%)
14 Not hopeful Helplessness-hopelessness 111 (13%)
15 Nothing to help myself Helplessness-hopelessness 44 (5%)
16 End of the world Helplessness-hopelessness 23 (3%)
17 Not thinking helps to cope Cognitive avoidance 303 (36%)
18 Optimistic Fighting spirit 674 (80%)
19 Bonus Fatalism 548 (65%)
20 Life hopeless Helplessness-hopelessness 23 (3%)
21 Can't cope Helplessness-hopelessness 23 (3%)
22 Upset Anxious preoccupation 250 (30%)
23 Beat disease Fighting spirit 632 (75%)
24 Life is precious Fatalism 687 (81%)
25 Belief difficult Anxious preoccupation 71 (8%)
26 Positive effort not to think Cognitive avoidance 492 (58%)
27 Push thoughts out of my mind Cognitive avoidance 385 (48%)
28 Anxiety Anxious preoccupation 94 (11%)
29 Frightened Anxious preoccupation 313 (37%)