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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for each item on the MAX-PC (N = 185)

From: Adaptation and validation of the memorial anxiety scale for prostate cancer (MAX-PC) in a sample of French men

Item Label N % missing Median Observed range
1 Any reference to prostate cancer brought up strong feelings in me. 184 0.5 2 0–3
2 Even though it’s a good idea, I found that getting a PSA test scared me. 185 0.0 1 0–3
3 Whenever I heard about a friend or public figure with prostate cancer, I got more anxious about my having prostate cancer. 183 1.1 1 0–3
4 When I thought about having a PSA test, I got more anxious about my having prostate cancer. 184 0.5 1 0–3
5 Other things kept making me think about prostate cancer. 183 1.1 1 0–3
6 I felt kind of numb when I thought about prostate cancer. 182 1.6 1 0–3
7 I thought about prostate cancer even though I didn’t mean to. 184 0.5 2 0–3
8 I had a lot of feelings about prostate cancer, but I didn’t want to deal with them. 184 0.5 1 0–3
9 I had more trouble falling asleep because I couldn’t get thoughts of prostate cancer out of my mind. 184 0.5 1 0–3
10 I was afraid that the results from my PSA test would show that my disease was getting worse. 183 1.1 2 0–3
11 Just hearing the words “prostate cancer” scared me. 182 1.6 1 0–3
12 I have been so anxious about my PSA test that I have thought about delaying it. 184 0.5 0 0–3
13 I have been so worried about my PSA test result that I have thought about asking my doctor to repeat it. 184 0.5 0 0–3
14 I have been so concerned about my PSA test result that I have thought about having the test repeated at another lab to make sure they were accurate. 184 0.5 0 0–3
15 Because cancer is unpredictable, I feel I cannot plan for the future. 184 0.5 1 0–3
16 My fear of having my cancer getting worse gets in the way of my enjoying life. 183 1.1 1 0–3
17 I am afraid of my cancer getting worse. 184 0.5 2 0–3
18 I am more nervous since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 184 0.5 2 0–3
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