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This paper describes the development of a self-rating scale to measure adjustment to cancer. The Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) Scale has been completed by 235 patients with various types and stages of cancer. It is easily understood by, and acceptable to, patients. Data relating to reliability and internal consistency indicate that the MAC scale is a(More)
Any asynchronous total-order protocol must somehow circumvent the well-known FLP impossibility result. This paper exposes the performance gains obtained when this impossibility is dealt with through the use of abstract processes built to have some special failure semantics. Specifically, we build processes with signal-on-fail semantics by (i) having a(More)
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