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Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) Scale Order

  • 21 Nov 2018
  • 30 Nov 2027


  • If you wish to order a copy of the MAC Scale and the MAC User Manual, please select this option. A copy of the Mini-Mac will be included at no extra charge. Please note the User Manual is in English only. Please allow up to 10 business days for order to be emailed.
  • A copy of the Mini-Mac will be included at no extra charge.


The Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) Scale was designed to provide a method of assessing specific responses to cancer. The aim was to develop a self rating questionnaire acceptable to cancer patients, which could be administered easily during busy oncology clinics. The MAC Scale does not attempt to measure every possible coping response; a detailed exposition of a more complex rating method has been described elsewhere. (Morris et. al,1985). Instead, the questionnaire is confined to specific responses identified in our previous studies (Pettingale et.al, 1985; Watson et al, 1984). Dimensions measured using the MAC Scale are; 'fighting spirit', 'helpless/hopeless' 'anxious preoccupation', 'fatalism' and 'avoidance'. The MAC Scale was developed to assess the extent to which patients adopt these responses in their adjustment to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

The MAC Scale is available for ordering online (no charge) in the following 25 languages:

  • عربيّة (Arabic)
  • Bengali
  • 中文普通话 (Chinese Mandarin)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • English
  • Français (French)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Georgian
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • Mongolian
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • Persian
  • Persian[Farsi]
  • Polish
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Turkish

The MAC Scale Users Manual is available in English only and can be ordered online for $70 US.

Please click "Register" to proceed to order your free scale and/or Users Manual ($70). Credit card payment will be required only if ordering the Users Manual.

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