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Table 3 Mean values of AIS, BPCQ and PRF in regard to respondents’ age

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

  60–69 years old N = 154 70–79 years old N = 102 80 and more years N = 44
  \( \overline{x}\pm S d \) Me \( \overline{x}\pm S d \) Me \( \overline{x}\pm S d \) Me
AIS 26.64 ± 9.26 27.0 26.32 ± 9.43 27.5 24.41 ± 8.8 24.0
BPCQ - internal factors 16.75 ± 4.96 16.0 16.12 ± 4.48 16.0 16.66 ± 4.49 17.0
BPCQ - physicians’influence 14.84 ± 3.9 15.0 15.16 ± 4.38 15.0 15.68 ± 3.5 15.0
BPCQ - accidental incidence 14.16 ± 4.43 14.0 14.48 ± 4.47 15.0 13.34 ± 5.06 13.0
PRF - expectation of disease explanation 7.99 ± 4.07 9.0 7.6 ± 4.08 8.5 7.5 ± 3.78 9.0
PRF - search for emotional support 5.18 ± 4.02 5.0 5.11 ± 4.11 4.0 4.86 ± 3.77 4.5
PRF - obtaining information about the subject of research and treatment 8.32 ± 3.83 10.0 8.03 ± 4.11 10.0 7.32 ± 3.34 7.0
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