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Table 1 Mean values of AIS, BPCQ and PRF with regard to sex

From: Illness acceptance, pain perception and expectations for physicians of the elderly in Poland

  Women N = 213 Men N = 87 Total N = 300
  \( \overline{x}\pm S d \) Me \( \overline{x}\pm S d \) Me \( \overline{x}\pm S d \) Me
AIS 26 ± 8.97 26.0 26.7 ± 9.96 27.0 26.21 ± 9.26 26.0
BPCQ -internal factors 16.62 ± 4.5 16.0 16.28 ± 5.27 16.0 16.52 ± 4.73 16.0
BPCQ - physicians’ influence 15.08 ± 3.9 15.0 15.07 ± 4.29 15.0 15.07 ± 4.01 15.0
BPCQ - accidental incident 14.38 ± 4.33 14.0 13.57 ± 5.0 13.0 14.15 ± 4.54 14.0
PRF - expectation of disease explanation 7.98 ± 4.0 9.0 7.31 ± 4.06 8.0 7.79 ± 4.02 9.0
PRF - search for emotional support 5.34 ± 4.09 5.0 4.53 ± 3.75 4.0 5.11 ± 4.01 5.0
PRF - obtaining information about the subject of research and treatment 8.15 ± 3.86 10.0 7.9 ± 3.89 9.0 8.07 ± 3.87 9.0