The survival quotients for the five rectocolon patients,
ranging -0.11 to 1.87, included four positive values, reflec-
ting survivals longer than expected, and one negative value.
In summary, of the 28 cases for which a survival
quotient was calculated, 22 lived longer than expected, 5
lived shorter than expected, and 1 with a survival quotient
equal to zero, lived as long as was expected.
Hypothesis testing
The results of the analysis used to test the first
three hypotheses is presented in this section. One of these
hypotheses concerned with the relationship between psycho-
social variables and the survival quotients. The second and
third hypotheses had to do with the explanation of the
variance in survival by (a) a set of psychosocial variables,
and (b) a set of psychosocial variables and co-morbidity.
Hypothesis one: There is no relationship between
psychosocial variables and survival.
The correlation analysis revealed positive correlations
with five of the vulnerability scales, one of the clusters,
and with co-morbidity. None of the relationships were
significant at the .05 level: The values of r ranged from
.06 to .16.
Although the correlations were quite weak, the analysis
suggested that longer survival than expected was associated