Journal article

Mastery is associated with greater physical and mental health-related quality of life in two international cohorts of people with multiple sclerosis

EL O'Kearney, CR Brown, GA Jelinek, SL Neate, KT Taylor, W Bevens, AM De Livera, S Simpson, TJ Weiland

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mastery is the sense of being in control of one's life and improvement in mastery may help to enhance quality of life. Little research has explored mastery in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), including its association with quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between mastery and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in people with MS. METHOD: Two cross-sectional cohorts of adults with MS (n = 1401 and n = 573), recruited through convenience sampling, completed an online survey which measured mastery using the Pearlin Mastery Scale, physical and mental HRQOL via physical and mental health composite scores of MSQOL-54, along with other covariates, including d..

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