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Relations between coping strategies and health-related quality of life in patients with spinal cord lesion.

Författare och institution:
Magnus Lundgren Elfström (Institutionen för invärtesmedicin); Anna Rydén (Institutionen för invärtesmedicin); Margareta Kreuter (Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap); Charles Taft (Institutionen för invärtesmedicin); Marianne Sullivan (Institutionen för invärtesmedicin)
Publicerad i:
Journal of rehabilitation medicine : official journal of the UEMS European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 37 ( 1 ) s. 9-16
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
OBJECTIVE: Although the use of appropriate coping strategies has been suggested to be a key factor in determining successful adjustment to severe physical illness/disability, little systematic support for this link has been found. We investigated relationships between spinal cord lesion-related coping strategies and health-related quality of life when studying for sociodemographic, disability-related and social support variables. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: We studied 256 persons with traumatically acquired spinal cord lesion (=1 year) from a typical rural/urban Swedish area in a cross-sectional design. METHODS: Coping measure was the Spinal Cord Lesion-related Coping Strategies Questionnaire. Outcome measures were the Spinal Cord Injury Quality of Life Questionnaire, the Short-Form 36 Health Survey version 2.0, and a standardized global question of overall quality of life. Multiple regressions were performed. RESULTS: Coping strategies were clear correlates of health-related quality of life when sociodemographic, disability-related and social support variables were studied. The relationship between coping strategies and quality of life was: the more revaluation of life values (Acceptance) and the fewer tendencies towards dependent behaviour (Social reliance) the better the health-related quality of life. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that greater focus needs to be directed to coping strategies and to ways of facilitating adaptive outcomes in rehabilitation.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
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Adaptation, Psychological, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Cross-Sectional Studies, Disabled Persons, psychology, rehabilitation, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Social Support, Spinal Cord Injuries, etiology, psychology, rehabilitation
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2007-10-08 15:15
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2011-01-20 09:59

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