The effects of economic disadvantage on psychological well-being and quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis

McCabe, Marita and De Judicibus, Margaret 2005, The effects of economic disadvantage on psychological well-being and quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis, Journal of health psychology, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 163-173.

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Title The effects of economic disadvantage on psychological well-being and quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis
Author(s) McCabe, Marita
De Judicibus, Margaret
Journal name Journal of health psychology
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Start page 163
End page 173
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, UK
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1359-1053
Keyword(s) costs of MS
economic pressures
multiple sclerosis
psychological well-being
quality of life
Summary This study investigated the impact of economic disadvantage among people with multiple sclerosis (MS) on their psychological well-being and quality of life. Participants were 113 people with MS (31 males, 82 females). Information was obtained on income, lost income, costs of MS, economic pressure, coping, psychological well-being and quality of life. Economic pressure, and not actual MS-related costs predicted psychological well-being. Costs, economic pressure and coping predicted quality of life. These results demonstrate that pressure due to changed economic circumstances, as well as coping with these pressures is important in the quality of life of people with MS.
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Sage Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003223

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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