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Table 4 Seven Existential questions taken from the IOC Instrument

From: Patient reported outcomes of symptoms and quality of life among cancer patients treated with palliative pelvic radiation: a pilot study

  Completely agree (n) Agree (n) Neutral (n) Disagree (n) Completely disagree (n)
Positive Outlook      
Having had cancer has made me realize that time is precious. 8 7 4 0 2
Having had cancer has strengthened my religious faith or my sense of spirituality. 9 0 8 2 2
I learned something about life because of having had cancer. 3 10 6 0 2
Negative Outlook      
Having had cancer makes me feel unsure about my future. 6 5 6 1 3
I worry about my future. 3 5 4 3 6
I am afraid to die. 1 3 4 6 7
I feel like time in my life is running out. 3 5 2 9 2
  1. As answered at baseline by 21 of the 22 included patients. There were no single item omissions.