Adults with arthritic conditions and care-seeking in an attachment framework

Cole, Siân. 2008, Adults with arthritic conditions and care-seeking in an attachment framework, D.Psych. (Health) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Adults with arthritic conditions and care-seeking in an attachment framework
Alternative title Identifying and treating comorbid depression and chronic medical illness
Author Cole, Siân.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych. (Health)
Date submitted 2008
Keyword(s) Chronic diseases - Psychological aspects
Arthritis - Psychological aspects
Adjustment (Psychology)
Dependency (Psychology)
Depression, Mental
Summary This thesis investigated the role of care-seeking amongst adults with arthritis, using an attachment framework to help explain the inconsistent results of previous studies in regard to psychological adjustment to a chronic illness. The results highlight the importance of attachment processes in partially influencing care-seeking and coping strategies that shape psychological adjustment. The portfolio addresses the frequent co-occurence of depression with chronic medical disorders. This impacts the ability for chronic, medically ill adults to engage in self-management strategies. Four case studies are presented.
Notes Degree conferred 2009.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 155.916
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