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Target coping strategies for interventions aimed at maximizing psychosocial adjustment in people with multiple sclerosis

LB Grech, LA Kiropoulos, KM Kirby, E Butler, M Paine, R Hester

International Journal of MS Care | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: The experience of psychological distress is prevalent in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), including high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. It has been shown that people with MS use less adaptive coping compared with healthy individuals. This study examined the ability of coping strategies to predict maladaptive and adaptive psychosocial outcomes across areas of stress, depression, anxiety, and quality of life (QOL) in people with MS. Methods: 107 people with MS completed measures of depression (Beck Depression Inventory–II), anxiety (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory), QOL (Multiple Scl..

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