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

Elfstrom, ML; Ryden, A; Kreuter, Margareta LU ; Taft, C and Sullivan, M (2005) In Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 37(1). p.9-16
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 (double dagger1 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... (More)
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 (double dagger1 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. (Less)
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spinal cord injuries, quality of life, validation studies, psychometrics, coping behaviour
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Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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37
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Taylor & Francis
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1651-2081
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10.1080/16501970410034414
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English
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  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 (double dagger1 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.},
  author       = {Elfstrom, ML and Ryden, A and Kreuter, Margareta and Taft, C and Sullivan, M},
  issn         = {1651-2081},
  keyword      = {spinal cord injuries,quality of life,validation studies,psychometrics,coping behaviour},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {9--16},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine},
  title        = {Relations between coping strategies and health-related quality of life in patients with spinal cord lesion},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16501970410034414},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2005},
}