- •The Pain Attitudes Questionnaire-Revised is valid for use in advanced cancer.
- •Older patients were not more stoic or cautious than younger patients about pain.
- •Younger patients reported greater stoic-superiority than older patients.
- •Stoicism–pain correlations differed in direction between age groups.
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K.M. and K.T.T. contributed equally to this work and should be regarded as co-first authors.
Current address for Lynn R. Gauthier: Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval; l’Équipe de recherche Michel-Sarrazin en oncologie psychosociale et soins palliatifs, CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center; Université Laval Cancer Research Center, Québec, Québec, Canada.
S.L.L. is deceased.
This work was supported by awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (grant number 62866, 2003) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (2002) to L.G. L.R.G. received Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship funding from the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation–Ontario Region. These funding sources had no involvement in the study design, the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data, the writing of the report, and the decision to submit the report for publication.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.