Journal article

Exploring the Impact of Illness Perceptions, Self-efficacy, Coping Strategies, and Psychological Distress on Quality of Life in a Post-stroke Cohort

Catherine Minshall, Chantal F Ski, Pragalathan Apputhurai, David R Thompson, David J Castle, Zoe Jenkins, Simon R Knowles

Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS | Published : 2021


This study evaluated the mediating role of self-efficacy, coping, depression and anxiety on the relationship between illness perceptions and quality of life in stroke survivors (n = 72; 32 females; mean [SD] age 65.09 [14.14] years; male mean [SD] age 69.83 [11.81]). Illness perceptions (Brief Illness Perceptions Questionnaire; BIPQ), coping styles (Carver Brief-COPE scale; B-COPE), depression/anxiety (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; HADS), self-efficacy (General Self-Efficacy Scale; GSE) and quality of life (Assessment of quality of life; AQOL-6D) were analysed. Correlation analyses showed illness perception, maladaptive coping, self-efficacy, depression and anxiety to have a signifi..

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