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Do coping strategies mediate the association between Type D personality and quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis?

Mikula, P., Nagyova, I., Krokavcova, M., Vitkova, M., Rosenberger, J., Szilasiova, J., Gdovinova, Z., Groothoff, J. W. & van Dijk, J. P., 1-Oct-2018, In : Journal of Health Psychology. 23, 12, p. 1557-1565 9 p.

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The aim of this study is to explore whether different coping strategies are able to mediate the association between Type D personality and quality of life. We collected information from 156 consecutive patients (response rate: 72.9%; 75.0% women; median age: 40 +/- 3years). Patients completed the Type D Scale-14, the Coping Self-Efficacy Scale and the Short-Form Health Survey for measuring physical and mental quality of life. The mediating effect of coping was analysed using correlations, linear regressions and the Sobel z-test. In the mental quality of life, all three studied coping strategies mediated the association between Type D personality and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1557-1565
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume23
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1-Oct-2018

    Keywords

  • chronic disease, coping, mental component of quality of life, multiple sclerosis, physical component of quality of life, Type D, NEGATIVE AFFECTIVITY, SELF-EFFICACY, MENTAL-HEALTH, SYMPTOMS, DISEASE, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, STRESS, DISABILITY, DISTRESS

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