cancer cases in the sample of patients interviewed. The
following equation was used for prediction:
y = 2.31 + [(-0.36) female] + [(0.73) in situ +
(1.22) local + (0.42) regional/direct +
(0.88) regional/nodes + (0.37) direct/nodes]
The levels of sex and stage were coded in the analysis
as ones and zeros. As in the previous cases, the values of b
for the levels of these independent variables are contained
in brackets in the statement of the equation.
Psychosocial Analysis
The focus of this study was on the relationship between
psychosocial variables and survival that is longer or shorter
than expected. A description of the psychosocial character-
istics of the patients in the sample is given in this
section. It is followed by the findings of the analysis to
determine the expected survival of each patient in the sample
and to calculate a survival quotient for each. This section
concludes with the report of the correlation analysis carried
out to test the hypotheses.
Psychosocial Variables and Survival
The relationship between psychosocial variables and
survival was investigated by correlating psychosocial
variables with the survival quotient for the individuals in
the sample. A number of psychosocial characteristics were