Multiple sclerosis and economic well being: role of health, age, and duration of illness

McCabe, Marita and De Judicibus, Margaret 2003, Multiple sclerosis and economic well being: role of health, age, and duration of illness, Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 139-147.

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Title Multiple sclerosis and economic well being: role of health, age, and duration of illness
Author(s) McCabe, Marita
De Judicibus, Margaret
Journal name Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings
Volume number 10
Issue number 3
Start page 139
End page 147
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2003-09
ISSN 1068-9583
1573-3572
Keyword(s) multiple sclerosis
economic well-being
age
duration of illness
Summary This study used quantitative and qualitative techniques to examine the role of health, age, and duration of illness among people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in their economic well-being. Participants were 113 adults (31 males and 82 females) with MS who lived in urban and rural regions of Australia. The results demonstrated that health and age had a significant impact on both the economic well-being and psychological adjustment of people who contract this disorder. Different health variables predicted different aspects of economic well-being. Fatigue was the major health variable that predicted costs of MS and economic pressure, with age also predicting economic pressure, whereas income levels were predicted by cognitive confusion and mobility problems. Duration of illness, gender, and urban/rural location were not significant predictors of the economic variables. These results demonstrate the importance of obtaining multiple measures of economic well-being, as well as a broad range of health-related measures, in determining the impact of MS on the economic well-being of people with this disorder.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Plenum Publishing Corporation
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002225

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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