A longitudinal study of coping strategies and quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis

McCabe, Marita 2006, A longitudinal study of coping strategies and quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis, Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 369-379.

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Title A longitudinal study of coping strategies and quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis
Author(s) McCabe, Marita
Journal name Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings
Volume number 13
Issue number 4
Start page 369
End page 379
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2006-12
ISSN 1573-3572
1068-9583
Keyword(s) coping
multiple sclerosis
quality of life
exacerbation in illness
Summary The current study was designed to examine the role of coping strategies on quality of life (QOL) of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) over a period of 12 months. Respondents were 321 people with MS and 239 people from the general population who completed measures of QOL on two occasions, 12 months apart. People with MS also completed measures of how they coped with their illness. The results demonstrated that people with MS experienced lower levels of QOL at both points in time. For people with MS, QOL domains strongly predicted other QOL domains at both time 1 and time 2. The coping strategies of social support, focusing on the positive and wishful thinking were consistent predictors of physical QOL, psychological QOL, social QOL and environmental QOL. These findings indicate that coping strategies play an important role in predicting the QOL of people with MS.
Keywords Coping - Multiple sclerosis - Quality
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003945

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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