Role of health, relationships, work and coping on adjustment among people with multiple sclerosis: a longitudinal investigation

McCabe, Marita and Di Battista, John 2004, Role of health, relationships, work and coping on adjustment among people with multiple sclerosis: a longitudinal investigation, Psychology, health and medicine, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 431-439.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Role of health, relationships, work and coping on adjustment among people with multiple sclerosis: a longitudinal investigation
Author(s) McCabe, Marita
Di Battista, John
Journal name Psychology, health and medicine
Volume number 9
Issue number 4
Start page 431
End page 439
Publisher Brunner- Routledge (UK)
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2004-11-04
ISSN 1354-8506
Summary The current study was designed to evaluate the impact of health, social relationships, work and coping on the adjustment and self-esteem of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The participants were 251 people with MS (84 men, 167 women) and 184 people from the general population (56 men, 128 women). Data were obtained on the above variables using an anonymous questionnaire. In order to determine the impact of these relationships over time, the questionnaire was completed on two occasions, 18 months apart. The impact of health, social relationships, work and coping at time 1 on adjustment and self-esteem at time 2, was explored. The results indicated that there was a high level of stability in the levels of adjustment and self-esteem among both populations over time. People with MS experienced poorer adjustment and self-esteem, as well as poorer health, lower quality relationships, and lower work capacity than people from the general population. People with MS were also less likely to adopt problem focused or seeking social support coping, and more likely to adopt a detached style of coping. For both the MS and general populations, the most important predictors of adjustment and self-esteem at time 2 were time 1 levels of the same variables, with health, social relationships, work or coping strategies explaining little of the variance in time 2 levels of adjustment. The implications of this level of stability on the psychological adjustment of people with MS are discussed.
Notes Online Publication Date: 01 November 2004
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ┬ęTaylor & Francis Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002556

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 10 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 401 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 07 Jul 2008, 08:28:03 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.